The Return of Johnathan Williams

The Return of Johnathan Williams

The Gainsborough Trinity rebuild continues as Dave Frecklington this evening unveils twenty-five-year-old midfielder, Johnathan Williams. Based in Sheffield the creative midfielder will be known to long standing Trinity supporters, having previously been in and around the team during our run to the FA Trophy semi-finals and our ‘almost’ moment in the then Conference North playoffs.

Having previously joined us on leaving Scunthorpe United at 18, Williams was in and out of the side and ended up leaving to get valuable game time under his belt. "I enjoyed my time at Gainsborough, but I wanted to play regular football to develop my game. I initially went to Buxton, but then moved to Belper and I have been there for two and a half years now and I’ve made more than 150 appearances for them."

On the back of an outstanding personal return for the Nailers, in which Williams hit twenty goals from midfield, the ex-Iron youngster is ready to show the National League North what they have been missing out on, with the two-footed, ball playing midfielder certainly up for the challenge of stepping back up, "I like to mix my game up, get on the ball and create things, I’ve enjoyed taking set pieces from a young age, but I know I am going to have to do both sides of the game playing in the middle of the park. I am really happy to be here and just can’t wait to get started!"

Continuing on, Johno revealed "The manager at Belper, Charlie Palmer, was really supportive and encouraging when I told him about the offer and in truth it was a move I couldn’t turn down! I enjoyed my time at Belper, but I’m ready to step up and show people what I can do."

Away from the game, Williams is an engineer "I’m only ever busy when things go wrong", when he pulls the blue Gainsborough Trinity shirt though – hopefully that’s when the Trinity faithful will see him at his busiest!

As Frecks took the time to welcome his new signing, the Blues’ boss declared, "I’m delighted to agree terms with Johnathon Williams from Belper Town. He is another player I've admired for a long time, he is well known to Gainsborough supporters after being at the club previously."

The boss continued to describe his latest recruit, “He took the decision to drop down the levels to play regularly and develop his game. And even though he is still only 25, he’s technically brilliant. His passing range is frightening and is also something of a dead ball specialist. Johnathan comes on the back of an outstanding season for him personally, scoring 20 goals from midfield! He gives us a different dimension to our play.”

“I am sure Johno is ready to step back up the ladder with a point to prove and his character fits into what I'm building at Gainsborough. He has an excellent attitude and is a fantastic addition to the group."

Welcome back, Johnathan! Why not tweet him a welcome to the #TrinityFamily @JohnoWilliams26

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