Williams signs for Forest Green
ST JOHNSTONE have lost out in the race to sign winger George Williams, who was on loan to them last season from Fulham.
The Welsh international has opted to sign for Forest Green Rovers, who just escaped the drop from Sky Bet League Two last season, their first in the English League.
The player, who was not offered a new deal by Fulham this summer, did well for Saints after joining in January but has gone to Forest Green on a two-year deal.
At the end of the season, he said he had enjoyed his time at Saints.
However, he has opted to join the Gloucestershire outfit, saying it’s a “perfect” move.
Williams said:“after coming to Forest Green last week, speaking to manager Mark Cooper and finding out a bit more about him, the chairman and theambitions they have for the club, everything was perfectforme.
“I’m really looking forward to being a part of the team.”
Speaking about his past and future with Wales, he added: “There’s no better feeling than to represent your country and I was thrilled to be involved at Euro 2016.
“I’ll remember it forever because it was so special to be part of that team and get to the semi-finals.
“It’s a bit of a dream, it’s still a bit of a blur but it’s something I’m proud of.
“I’ve come to Forest Green to reignite my international prospects.
“I had options to go elsewhere but, after speaking to the manager, everything seemed right.
“I’m really positive and, hopefully, I can do well at Forest Green and get back in that Wales squad.”
George Williams impressed at Mcdiarmid Park last year.