Chris Williams taking fight for survival one game at a time

In the middle of a fierce relegation battle, Ruthin Town find themselves in good form after a shock win away to Penrhyncoch last week.

As they prepare to face fellow strugglers Buckley in a six pointer game, we spoke to Chris Williams as he continues to plan Ruthin’s route to survival.

Ruthin Town played a friendly match in the previous week, and Williams revealed the reasons for the game.

“We had friendly just to mix it up a bit! We’ve got lads who need games so it was a chance to have a look at lads, see lads in different positions, and more importantly give them a break from the norm of training.”

Although Ruthin have risen from the bottom of the table to 12th since Christmas, Williams has told his players the hard work starts now.

“As I’ve said time and time again there is no easy game in this league, and it doesn’t bother me who we’re playing! I know that if we approach the games right and perform like we can we can give anyone a game!

I’ve stressed to the lads that the hard work starts now and we will not be letting up! We want to stay in this league and we will give it a hell of a go! One game at a time starting on Saturday.”

Williams’ high standards are clear, as although Ruthin pulled off an impressive 1-0 win at Penrhyncoch he was disappointed at the overall performance.

“It was a good result at Penrhyncoch and a good defensive display, but other than that I was disappointed with our performance. Didn’t get going, lacked quality and it needs to improve! Looking for big improvement!”

Ahead of the Buckley game Ruthin have completed the signing of Sam Jones, and Williams is confident in his ability having previously worked with him.

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“Sam has played with us before so he’s settled in easily! It’ll take time for him to understand what we want off him but he’s a great lad, willing to listen and a fantastic player! Delighted to have him and when he’s fully fit we’ll have a great player on our hands!”

Ruthin Town host Buckley on Saturday 4 March for a 2:30pm kick off.


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