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Inside info sealed deal for AFC Telford signing Aaron Williams

By Joe Edwards | AFC Telford United | Published:

Star signing Aaron Williams has revealed former FA Trophy-winning team-mates Theo Streete and Adam Walker played a 'massive part' in him joining AFC Telford United.

Aaron Williams (Photo credit: Mike Sheridan)

Striker Williams has joined the Bucks on a two-year deal from Harrogate Town having previously shone in non-league for Rushall Olympic, Nuneaton and Brackley.

He won the Trophy at Wembley with defender Streete and midfielder Walker – another of Telford's recruits this summer – last year, and their advice helped convince the 25-year-old that the New Bucks Head was the right place for him amid interest from other National League North clubs.

"Theo and Adam said that if there was a chance of signing here, then I should take it," said Williams.

"Theo was nothing but positive about Telford and the gaffer, and then Adam signed.

"He'd been at Brackley for a long time and was telling me about why he'd joined Telford.

"Everything they said really excited me and played a massive part in me coming here."

Excited

Williams has also played for Walsall, Peterborough and Newport County in the Football League, and had a 10-game loan spell with the Bucks in 2013 – scoring four goals in 10 games.

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He met with Bucks boss Gavin Cowan after speaking to Streete and Walker, and that chat then sealed the deal for the 25-year-old from West Bromwich.

"I had a couple of meetings with the gaffer and everything he said drew me to the club," said Williams

"It made me so excited and I could not wait to sign.

"I played against Telford for Brackley a couple of years ago, when they were in the bottom half of the table.

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"But then I saw what they were doing last year, and it was nice to see they were doing really well."

He added: "Everyone is fully on board with what the gaffer wants to do, and that's exciting.

"The gaffer is a real motivator as well.

"He could talk you into anything, get you running through brick walls for him.

"It is definitely the right move for me."

Joe Edwards

By Joe Edwards
Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @JoeEdwards_Star

Wolves fan turned Wolves correspondent for the Express & Star.

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