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Aaron Williams out to get plenty of goals for AFC Telford

By Joe Edwards | AFC Telford United | Published:

AFC Telford United new-boy Aaron Williams is determined to follow in Daniel Udoh's footsteps – but knows a Bucks starting spot is not a given.

Aaron Williams (Photo credit: Mike Sheridan)

Centre forward Williams has been signed on a two-year deal from Harrogate Town after Udoh, who was the top scorer with 26 goals last term, joined Shrewsbury.

The 25-year-old has played for Walsall, Peterborough and Newport County in the Football League and been prolific for Rushall Olympic, Nuneaton and Brackley in non-league, so is seen as a statement signing.

Telford are looking to push on in National League North after just missing out on the play-offs last term, and Williams said: "Hopefully, I can replace Daniel and provide many goals for the team.

"I do not really set myself targets, but I expect to get goals.

"I've played in this division before. I'd got 18 goals by Christmas with Nuneaton, and then I was signed by Peterborough.

"Then when I was at Brackley I'd got 21 goals by Christmas, so, hopefully, I can get the goals again.

"We have the players. I'm sure they'll be creating chances, and I've got to take them."

Williams, from West Bromwich, had a brief loan spell with the Bucks in 2013 too.

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His stint consisted of 10 appearances and four goals, and three of those goals came in the form of a hat-trick at Ebbsfleet United – in the space of just 17 minutes.

Fans are happy to have him back, but Williams has Marcus Dinanga – Telford's top scorer two seasons ago – and Andre Brown to compete against for a starting berth.

And he knows they will be chomping at the bit to get in the starting XI too.

"Everyone is fighting to be out there playing," added Williams.

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"I may have signed a two-year contract, but that doesn't guarantee me a starting spot.

"Me and the gaffer spoke a lot about that. I need to be on it.

"If I am lucky enough to start, I need to be playing at eight, nine or ten every week."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Sports reporter for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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