Forest Green Rovers forward George Williams: “I don’t score many headers, me!”

George Williams believes Forest Green are still in the promotion race despite Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to second placed MK Dons.

Since joining Rovers from Premier League side Fulham back in June, Williams has been in and out of the starting line-up but is now looking to cement his place in the side.

After somewhat of a purple patch during the festive period, Williams found himself back on the scoresheet after 14 games with a well-timed header, which initially cancelled out Kieran Agard’s opener in the first-half.

The 23-year-old has said that his impressive header came through “good movement” from the Wales international and admitted it was important to take positives from the defeat, as well as the importance of adding goals back to his game.

Saturday’s defeat sees Forest Green go three games without a win at home, meaning they will need to improve on their form at the New Lawn if they are to cement their place in the play-offs come the end of the season.

“They’ve seen how frustrated I’ve been after having such a good Christmas and New Year period with a lot of goals, before I went on a bit of a drought.,” Williams said.

“For a forward, it’s always frustrating.

“But yeah to get back on the scoresheet was nice.”

As for their next game, they now look ahead to a long way trip down to Sussex against 19th placed Crawley Town and Williams admits they’ll be looking to turn their luck around against the Red Devils:

“We come in on Monday, be positive, be happy and make sure we’re ready for Saturday where we going to need to go and get three points.”

“I think we just need to dust ourselves down from the weekend, come in next week and move on from this.

“It was nice to be back on the scoresheet after a little while without finding the back of the net.

“I saw Sheps (Liam Shephard) had the ball down the right and I got in front of my man, before Sheps whipped in a good ball and I’ve made some good movement to get on the end of it.

“It hurts right now but come Monday this needs to be put to bed.

“We come in fresh ready to go again for another big game.

“It’s a big opportunity where we could be in the play-offs come the end of the season, so we’ve got to keep positive.”

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