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.
|18. Port Vale||5||1||2||2||-1||5|
|Posh v The O`s - JPT Preview
» Peterborough : 02/09/2014 15:00:00
|City Make Late Move for Deadline Duo
» Coventry : 02/09/2014 14:41:00
| We will be strong - Davis
» Crewe : 02/09/2014 14:06:00
|Notts County v Mansfield - Team News
» Notts County : 02/09/2014 12:42:00
|Striker Sticks With Stockport
» Preston : 02/09/2014 12:13:00