Sunday, October 02, 2011
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Manager makes Williams his first capture

RECENTLY-appointed manager Mike Davies has made his first foray into the transfer market by capturing former Wales Under-21 international Matty Williams from Rhyl.

The St Asaph-born striker top-scored for the Lilywhites last season with 20 goals from 28 (+5) appearances to bring his total to 29 from 46 (+11) since arriving in the Welsh Premier from Burton Albion.
Williams signed for Manchester United as a 16-year-old in 1999 and was a contemporary of David Beckham, Luke Chadwick and Kieran Richardson in the youth team.
But he never made a first team appearance at Old Trafford and joined Notts County in March 2004, making 13 full first-team appearances over two seasons.
A loan spell at Tamworth was followed by a permanent move following his release from Meadow Lane and he remained at the club despite their relegation from the Conference.
Williams then joined local rivals Burton Albion on-loan in March 2008, scoring the winning goal away at Farsley Celtic on his debut.
Rhyl signed him in a summer 2008 spending-spree that saw the Welsh Premier title landed at Belle Vue at the end of the season, but Williams is unwilling to drop into the Cymru Alliance with the Lillies and says he is delighted to be given the opportunity to return to being a full-time pro.
Photo: Manager Mike Davies welcomes Matty Williams to Park Hall.

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