Williams earns Chester FC boss Young's praise

Published date: 06 August 2012 |
Published by: Dennis Wall
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NEIL YOUNG praised hat-trick hero Marc Williams after seeing the Blues claim their first piece of silverware.

The Chester boss admitted he had been delighted with the finishing from the former Wrexham and Kidderminster forward which secured a 3-0 home victory against North Ferriby United to clinch the Peter Swales Challenge Shield.

And Young is planning to take a look at a potential new recruit when Chester entertain Football League new boys Fleetwood Town at the Exacta Stadium tomorrow (7pm kick-off).

“Marc Williams’ hat-trick will do wonders for his confidence and he could probably have scored a couple more goals,” Young said.

“People talk to me about our strikers, but I think we’ve got three good forwards and I am still trying to add to them.

“Understandably the fans were fond of the lads who were at Chester in the past and they were very attached to them, but it is always up to me to decide what I feel is best for the football club.

“I’m bringing a striker in on trial tomorrow night - that’s the plan, and there is a possibility of another player coming in on trial.

“I would hope to make a signing before our match against Bangor on Saturday so that the player can play one or possibly two games for us.

“I don’t want to say too much because things can obviously change. But the player I am bringing in is a big forward and he’s coming to us to have a look. It’s something that has come out of the blue.

“I also want to speak to Fleetwood tomorrow to see who they have got that could possibly help us.”

Young, who employed Sean Clancy in defence and Matty McGinn in midfield in Saturday's win, explained his reason for the strategy: “I started with Sean at left back and McGinn in left midfield which was something I wanted to look at because I want to look at all angles. I thought it worked quite well after Sean had played well at left back in midweek.

“People may think that Sean is a bit small, but for his size I think he is very good in the air.”

He continued: “I thought we bossed the game from start to finish and and it was always going to be difficult for North Ferriby.

“At times in the first half it looked like a typical pre-season game, but we were over-passing and at times in the first half I thought we looked pedestrian.

“I tried to point them in the right direction at the break by telling them to move the ball a bit quicker, but the introduction of Nathan Jarman definitely helped us and I thought he was a thorn in North Ferriby’s side.

“I thought we were playing sideways and backwards too much in the first half when we could have opened North Ferriby up with a pass through.

“We tried to keep the ball and it looked like a training session than a match.

“I had a word with Ashley Williams at half time and his game improved 10 fold, he started bossing the midfield and he and Antoni Sarcevic both did really well.”

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