Player Profile 9: Sam Williams
By Alex O'Loughlin
February 26 2011
This week sees Glover Lover focus on the career of Yeovil striker Sam Williams' career so far, on his journey from Villa Park to Huish Park.
Although born in Greenwich, London, Sam's football breakthrough came in the Midlands, with Aston Villa signing Williams as a teenager.
Originally deployed as a defensive midfielder, injuries to the youth strikers meant Sam was pushed further forward, eventually becoming a recognised striker.
Williams never got as far as the first team at Villa Park but did spend five loan spells at various clubs across the English leagues, scoring 6 goals in 35 league appearances all together.
After spending the end of the 2008-09 season at Brentford Williams returned to Aston Villa, before making the trip South to Somerset on trial with the Glovers.
Manager Terry Skiverton was impressed by what he saw, rewarding Sam with a two year deal in July 2009. Sam had to wait a little while to get his first Yeovil goal, netting in the 2-2 draw with Stockport County on the 12th September.
Williams went on to net three more times before picking up a knee injury which essentially ruled out the rest of his season.
The 2010-11 season has been a bit of a struggle for Sam scoring just once in 27 league appearances, with the front man being sarcastically cheered off several times this campaign. However, Sam has been fielded on the left wing several times this season.
Whether or not his deal with Green and Whites is extended may depend on his form from now until the end of the season, but goals must be added if he is to earn the respect of the Yeovil faithful.
Full Name: Sam Williams
Date of Birth: 9th June 1987
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