Writer: Site Staff
Date:Wednesday September 21 2011
Ben Williams' future may well be away from Colchester with the goalkeeper, as he told The Daily Gazette, open to a loan move away from the club.
As he is in the final year of his contract he wants to be playing 1st team football, ideally to earn himself a new U's contract - if not earn one elsewhere: 'I'm in the last year of my contract. I want to play, firstly to earn myself a new deal at Colchester but secondly, if they decide that they don't want to keep me, to put myself in the shop window.
'I'm 29 now; my contract runs out at the end of June and I have a family to think about.
'If I get halfway through the year and I'm not in the team and I've not had a conversation with the manager, it might be case of me going to him and saying I need to be playing.'
It is not like John Ward does not know what Williams is capable of, he has been with Colchester long enough to know what the 29-year-old - who has once won, and then been nominated for, the player of the year award - can do...
Something that is not lost on Williams: 'the manager has been here for two years now as both manager and assistant manager and he knows what I can do.
'I won player of the year in my first season and was nominated for player of the year, last year.
'The manager knows what I'm capable of but with the goalkeeper position, it's one on one. It's not like an outfield position - you're either in the net or you're not.'
All he can do at the moment is keep pushing for this spot and hope it comes, if not cross that bridge: 'we all strive for a goal - there's nothing set in concrete where someone definitely has to play and we're all fighting for that jersey.
'I'm training every day and I'm also doing some extra weekend work with (goalkeeper coach) George Bankole.'
At this point in time he is playing second fiddle to Mark Cousins who has come in and taken his chance following illness for Williams during pre-season, which gave Cousins his chance.
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Date:Wednesday September 21 2011
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