Wil­liams signs for For­est Green

Evening Telegraph (Late Extra Edition) - - SPORTS -

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.

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