Williams: I'm Excited To Get Started Again

Speed merchant Randell Williams can’t wait to get started with Wanderers and resume his upward trajectory.

The pacy wideman has become the Whites’ first signing of the January transfer window after arriving from Hull City on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Williams has an impressive CV that has taken him from an Academy career with Crystal Palace and Watford to the Championship with Hull via Wycombe Wanderers (on loan) and Exeter City.

Having not featured for the Tigers since before the Championship’s World Cup break, he is delighted to be joining a Wanderers’ squad he watched first-hand win 3-0 at Barnsley last Monday.

And with Wanderers now facing a continued run of games against potential top-six rivals, starting with Saturday’s visit of league leaders Plymouth Argyle, his signing is the ideal way for the Whites to open the January transfer window.

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“The team’s on a good run. I thought they were brilliant against Barnsley and I’m just excited to try and add the quality I have to the squad,” said Williams, who will offer further options as an attacking wing-back or more advanced wideman in Ian Evatt’s squad.

“When I had a good chat with the gaffer he has a sense of direction and the style he wants to play. I think it will suit me to a tee and I can only try and bring the best I can to the squad.

“I just want to get back playing again. It’s been a few months since I’ve played a proper game. I’m just really excited to get started again. 

“As a player you want to play in the biggest games possible, so the timing of my arrival couldn’t have come at a better time.

“It’s a beautiful stadium. When I was at the Barnsley game the fans were incredible.

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“So many travelling fans is really nice to see so I can only imagine at home it will be electric, so I’m really looking forward to it.”

Williams has been in Wanderers’ sights since an impressive spell at Exeter City which featured a goalscoring appearance at the University of Bolton Stadium in May, 2021.

The 26-year-old left-sided player has since spent 18 months at Hull and after a taste of the Championship with 20 appearances at that level is eager to get back there with Wanderers.

“I played in League One with Wycombe, I played in League Two and I really wanted to go and prove myself in the Championship,” added Williams, who will wear number 27 with the Whites.

“Unfortunately, things didn’t work out for whatever reason. The injury I had didn’t help but I’m here now and I’m ready go to.

“It was a great experience and hopefully with Bolton we can go back up there and hopefully get to the Premier League, that’s the goal.”

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