Chris Williams confident Ruthin can yield results

After guiding his team to Huws Gray Alliance safety last season, Ruthin Town boss Chris Williams is gearing up his side for another tough campaign after taking three points from four games so far.

But despite a subdued start, Williams has told Y Clwb Pel Droed he is happy with his team considering the opposition they’ve been up against.

“We’ve had 4 difficult games at tough places. I feel we have done ok in certain games at certain times but I’m still waiting for us to really take off! The lads have worked extremely hard these opening few weeks and at times haven’t had rub of the green but we will continue doing what we are!”

Ruthin’s one win of the season came against Denbigh as they sealed a 2-1 away win in a derby for the two clubs. Williams will be looking for Ruthin to build on that performance in their next game against Holywell.

“The Denbigh performance was pleasing yes, for long spells showed what I want from my side! Work rate was outstanding, togetherness, and that bit of quality when it mattered! I was pleased for all my lads who do give me everything!”

Williams tips Holywell as title contenders, so it’s no surprise he expecting a very tough battle when he welcomes John Haseldin’s side. 

“In Holywell I see one of the contenders for the title! Jonny has done a fantastic job there for numerous years and doesn’t get the credit he deserves- I’m expecting a really tough test, we will have to be at it from the start to get anything from the game.”

The manager makes it clear that three points is not an ideal tally, but is confident results will come.

“I can’t be happy with three points from 12 but we’ve done OK and possibly could of had few more points on the board! At Holyhead we came up against a fantastic goalkeeper performance and at Flint we conceded a superb free kick last few minutes! So we’re not a million miles away but I’m still wanting plenty more from my lads, I’ll always want more from them and It won’t be long before we see the results.”

Ahead of the Holywell Town game, Williams gives YCPD an update on his squad which is battling with a big injury list.

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“We’ve got big injury concerns over Ilan Hughes, Mike Sharples, Will Ashley , Craig wilkinson, Matty Evans in particular, Jordan McCarter is away as is Tomos Jones but delighted Ed jones is looking like he’s overcome few niggles and excellent young lad Isaac Edwards is fit again which I’m really happy with ! Looking forward to finally playing at home.”

Ruthin kick off against Holywell at Park Road on Saturday 9 September for a 2:30pm kick off.

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