Doncaster Rovers: Where there’s a Will-iams

Nathan Tyson rushes to congratulate Andy Williams
Nathan Tyson rushes to congratulate Andy Williams

Nathan Tyson is delighted to see hard work is finally paying off for Rovers strike partner Andy Williams.

Forward Williams has netted four goals in the last three games and is demonstrating confidence he appeared to be lacking during his first few months at the club.

While the goals did not flow immediately for the 29-year-old, according to Tyson, it was not for the want of trying.

And he felt the weight of the 22 goals Williams netted for Swindon Town last season was a heavy one for him to carry.

“I think all the lads are buzzing for him,” Tyson said. “He’s worked so hard.

“I think when he first came you could tell the pressure was there because of what he did last season.

“We see what he’s got in training. He was scoring but it wasn’t happening on a Saturday on the pitch.

“I don’t know if off the field stuff was effecting him.

“He’s a fantastic lad. I respect him highly and I like him very, very much.

“It’s good to see him getting the goals in.

“Someone has got to do it and I’m happy for him to do it.”

Tyson feels the improvement in Rovers’ attacking play under new boss Darren Ferguson in recent weeks has helped both he and Williams to deliver greater threat.

And he is determined to join his fellow striker on the goals trail.

He said: “It all comes down to service at the end of the day. If we are getting in the right positions and the balls aren’t coming in to us, we’re the one who still take the flack for it anyway.

“It’s fantastic he’s out there scoring.

“Hopefully I can get my chances. I’ve had chances but hopefully I can start putting them away.”