Williams ready for his trip to the front
George Williams is relishing the chance to plug St Johnstone’s striker shortage in the remaining five Premiership fixtures.
The Perth side are down to the bare bones up top with Chris Kane, Denny Johnstone, David McMillan and Callum Hendry all currently out injured.
Saints manager Tommy Wright is considering playing Williams in a more advanced position when the post-split action kicks-off against Dundee this weekend.
“I have played quite a lot of my football up front and it’s a position that I am used to and one where I know what to do,” Williams said.
“I started up front in my first game against Celtic before moving to the wing. But I played a lot of my football for Fulham Under-23s up front, so I’m comfortable.
“If I play there, hopefully I might be able to get myself a goal. I wanted to get goals when I first arrived but I haven’t found the net yet.
“I’ve been more of the creator but scoring goals is what I want to be doing before the season ends.
“It isn’t bothering me that I haven’t scored yet because I feel I have been creating a lot of chances for other players.”
Williams missed the 4-0 win against Dundee at Dens Park in March but is hoping to inspire Saints to a similar scoreline on Saturday afternoon.
He said:“It was a good result against Dundee last time and if we get a similar one everyone will be happy with that.
“They are going to need a win so it’s going to be a tough game. But we won’t be taking our foot off the gas and will be going for the three points.”