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Doncaster News and Features: SNOD ON NEW SIGNING

Rovers new striker Gary Williams met his new team mates today, but boss Ian Snodin ruled out throwing him into the deep end against Kingstonian on Saturday.

Snodin said of the player: "I don't want to rush the lad or put any pressure on him because I think it will take him some time to adjust. We have had to pay over the odds for him - I'll make no bones about that - but Accrington were in a strong position because so many clubs were
interested in him and he was a player we didn't want to lose out on and
see go somewhere else."

Snodin went on to issue a sharp warning that further squad strengthening could put players places in jeopardy. With a squad of 23 full time pro's on the clubs books, and no reserve side, cuts will soon become inevitable.

Meanwhile, Accrington manager John Coleman, who brought the player with him when he moved from Ashton United added the following comments: "I'm sorry to see him go but I think he will be a great signing for Doncaster. He's a rarity because he is very strong with both feet and has terrific pace - in fact he is probably the quickest player I have worked with. Numerous clubs have been looking at him but Doncaster came up with the hard cash and that shows their ambition."

Ashton plans to use the cash wisely, and echoed Snodin's comments about the player needing work to add to his raw talent: "He is not the finished article by any means but I believe he has the ability to score goals at a much higher level eventually because he has a great temperament and is always eager to learn."

Williams scored his first goal for Accrington 10 seconds into his debut against Burscough, and the cash splashed by chairman John Ryan beats the previous record fee of 50,000 that the club received from Blackpool for Brett Ormerod. Describing the player, Stanley chairman Eric Whalley said: "Apart from his goals, he's a natural two footer with plenty of pace who can cross the ball with both feet."

The following is an extract from an article on an Unofficial Accrington website: "Williams has terrorised opponents defences this season with his blistering pace down both wings and his spectacular goals. It has not been uncommon for the striker to have to contend with two or even three man to man markers once teams realise
the threat that he poses, a task he copes with amicably."

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