Andy Williams: Swindon Town striker playing in 'best ever team'

Andy Williams celebrates scoring
Andy Williams (left) is in his third season at Swindon Town

Striker Andy Williams says the current Swindon Town team is one of the best he has ever played in.

The 28-year-old scored twice in Monday's 3-0 win over Coventry to take his tally to 18 for the season.

And Town's victory - their seventh in nine games - took them back to the top of League One, ahead of Bristol City on goal difference.

"We're just a group of friends, really, which is the best part about it," Williams told BBC Wiltshire.

"It's a great feeling at the moment. It's one of the best teams I've ever played in.

"We all get on so well and I hope that drives us forward in the coming months."

League One's top scorers
Eoin Doyle (Chesterfield) - 18Andy Williams (Swindon) - 17
Jonathan Forte (Oldham) - 13Tom Bradshaw (Walsall) - 12
Joe Garner (Preston) - 11Dele Alli (MK Dons) - 11

Williams was signed by former Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio in 2012, following his previous best season of 17 goals in 39 games for Yeovil.

He netted 12 times in his first year at the County Ground, but ended up back at Yeovil on loan, after falling out of favour at Swindon.

A serious cruciate knee injury ruled him out for the majority of the 2013-14 season, but he has returned to Town this term and become their top scorer.

"I'm definitely more mature, I've put in more work, and it's down to some of the coaching I've had as well," said the former Bristol Rovers and Hereford forward about his return to form.

"I learnt a lot under Mr Di Canio before he left, and I'm starting to show some of that now. I've also done a lot under Luke Williams [coach] which is starting to pay off."

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Cooper on Coventry v Swindon

Despite scoring 89 career goals, Williams has never bagged a professional hat-trick.

And he was left disappointed again when he was taken off after 87 minutes against Coventry, to be replaced by new signing Jermaine Hylton.

"I do get frustrated when I get two and then don't get many chances for my hat-trick," added Williams, who is out of contract in the summer.

"I've had a few quiet words with the lads about it, but it's not really sinking in just yet. Maybe one day I'll get that elusive third.

"It was a bit naive of me to be disappointed to come off, but as a player you don't want to leave the pitch.

"But I realised Jermaine was coming on for his debut, in a lovely ground and live on TV, it was a great occasion for him."

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