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Williamson: Competition is Good

1 September 2014

Manager Micky Adams bolstered his options up front on Friday by signing Jordan Slew on loan from Blackburn Rovers to give Ben Williamson and Tom Pope extra competition for places.


Williamson feels that extra competition can only be a good thing with the duo being forced to work extra hard to keep their place in the side.


Speaking after Saturday’s home defeat, Williamson said: “I haven’t really seen much of him yet, he only trained yesterday but I’m sure he’ll bring in his good attributes, which will hopefully benefit the team.


“As a striker, when new people come in they’re there to take your place. If you’ve been starting, you want to stay in the team, so a bit of competition is good as it keeps you on your toes.


“I’m sure the Gaffer will be honest with his decision on who’s starts upfront next week.


“You don’t want to be sitting on the bench, when you go out and get your start you want to keep your shirt. Obviously if I do start again I’ll make sure I work to keep it.”


After Saturdays loss against Chesterfield, Williamson spoke of how the team have to keep the belief in the squad that helped get some good results at the very start of the season, if they are to turn it around.


He said: “We need to keep the belief in the changing room, everyone in there trusts each other and we all know on our day we can beat the best teams and we showed that against Doncaster.


“Hopefully our day will come again soon, we just need to keep pulling together and work hard to change it around.”

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