Caernarfon Town full-back Joe Williams remains committed to Canaries

Caernarfon Town attacking full back Joe Williams said it was a no brainer for him to commit to Caernarfon and he couldn’t envisage wanting to ply his trade anywhere else.

The former Conwy and Llandudno full back signed for Huws Gray Alliance outfit Caernarfon, when current manager Iwan Williams took over the club.

“Of course, there’s absolutely nowhere else I’d want to play my football. It’s fantastic club with a great manager, coaching staff, players and not to mention the unbelievable fans that turn out for us week in week out.”

Williams hailed manager Iwan Williams’ transfer business and says the signings will create a desire for them to improve their own game and will add competition to the squad.

“Some solid signings we’ve made over the summer adding to our already strong squad. I think it will make everyone raise their own game as competition for places is higher than ever before. Ryan Williams has also come in and for a young lad he’s done very well so far.”

The club missed out on promotion last season to Prestatyn Town and are working harder than ever to right the wrongs of last year. Williams has dubbed this the toughest pre season he’s had as a player, he’s been very impressed by the management team and the training sessions they have put on for the players.

“This pre season like all pre seasons I’ve had at the club has been as tough as ever, if not the toughest. Sean Eardley has come in and put some quality sessions together with Iwan and Fish. Now it’s all about getting those extra minutes on the pitch to make sure we’re as ready and well prepared as we can be.”

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However, despite the gruelling pre-season Williams is really excited about getting the season underway and looking forward to the season as a whole.

“Yes, I’m really excited to get the season off to a start. We’ve got a tough first game away to Penrhyncoch but I know Iwan will have done his research on them so we’ll be as well prepared as we possibly can be.”

The former Conwy and Llandudno man has said the target for the club this season is to win the league and get promoted to return to the Welsh Premier League. After finishing second to Prestatyn Town last year he admitted it had left bitter taste for everyone involved at Caernarfon.

Target this season is the same as it’s been every season and that’s to win the league. It will be tough no doubt about it but it’s a challenge we’re all relishing at the club. Some people might look at our season last year and think it was a successful one and in some ways it was but finishing second in the league has left a bitter taste for us. Anything but winning the league will be a huge disappointment for Caernarfon Town FC.”

The full back never sets personal targets, provided the team are winning Joe is happy. Williams also said himself and the rest of the players will be giving everything to reach their target of promotion this season.

“I’ve never really been one for setting myself personal targets. As long as the team is winning I’m happy. Obviously I always aim to play as best as I possibly can and I do all I can off the pitch to enable myself to do that on the pitch. Other than that all I can say is me and all the boys are going to be giving everything we can to achieve the targets the gaffer has set us this year and we can’t wait to get going.”

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Many have tipped the club for promotion, but the side will face stern competition from Airbus and Rhyl after their relegations from the top flight last season. But, that isn’t stopping Williams and co in maintaining their lofty ambitions ahead of the season.

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