Date:Wednesday November 4 2009
Head honcho Aidy Boothroyd has refused to criticise consistent stopper Ben Williams, who has generally performed with a slight tough of under-rated class since his summer switch from Carlisle.
Williams is enjoying a solid introduction to life at Colchester, coming with a mixed reputation but at a bargain price following some indifferent reviews after a stop-start career to date.
But the former Manchester United youth-teamer is forging a reputation in the lower leagues as largely reliable, having had the difficult task of replacing popular ex number one, Dean Gerken.
As a testament to his first-team value, Boothroyd withdrew from the chance to blame the normally sound Williams for a possible error as he suffered his first loss as boss over the weekend.
He told the BBC: "The thing about defenders and goalkeepers is, if they make an error, then everybody looks at them and points at them, because there`s no room for error at the back.
"But I think Ben Williams is going to evolve into a really good goalkeeper. He`s got better and better even in the period that I`ve been here."
Boothroyd went on to praise the "character and attitude" of a player who has previously this season stated that his personal development was hindered by a spell without a goalkeeping coach at Crewe.
VITAL COLCHESTER IS BACK!
So what do you think?
Let us know with a comment below, or chat about this article in the forum. Not yet a member? Don't panic, click on the banner below to join in.
|20. Notts County||42||13||4||25||-15||43|
|Management Respond To Tranmere Victory
» Crawley : 17/04/2014 23:47:00
|Coventry City 1992/93 - Alive and Kicking (Part 9)
» Coventry : 17/04/2014 21:57:00
|SUFC Sheffield United Greatest Ever
» Sheff Utd : 17/04/2014 21:46:00
|RUFC - Soon Be Time To Sort Out Contracts
» Rotherham : 17/04/2014 19:01:00
|Ref Watch: Bantams v Posh - Sky Bet League One
» Peterborough : 17/04/2014 19:00:00
|Blades to put another nail in Stevenage coffin?
» Sheff Utd : 17/04/2014 18:00:00
|Easter Part 1 - Crawley (A)
» Leyton Orient : 17/04/2014 17:18:00