Re-Signing: Russell Eyes “Leading Role” From Williams

Re-Signing: Russell Eyes "Leading Role" From Williams

Limerick manager Martin Russell wants to see Robbie Williams perform a “leading role”, after the English left-back committed to the club for a third season on Thursday night.

Pontefract native Williams – who turned 30 in October – has made 48 competitive appearances since joining from Plymouth Argyle in February 2013.

He made a good impression on Russell after his appointment as boss in July and did enough to earn a new contract, which was penned late on Thursday.

“We’re delighted to have Robbie back in the group given his level of experience and playing ability,” Russell told

“He will have a major part to play this season. His experience was a factor to blend into the squad with a lot of young players coming through. I’m looking at him playing a leading role in the season ahead.

“He was unfortunate to get an injury at the tail-end of last season but after I came on board his performances were of a high standard and we want to keep him at that level.”

Williams is the first re-signing for 2015, along with club captain Shane Duggan, fellow midfielder Darragh Rainsford and centre-half Tony Whitehead who were already under contract.

The experienced defender joins new teammates midfielder Paul O’Conor – who signed last week from Sligo Rovers – goalkeeper Conor O’Donnell, versatile midfielder Seán Russell and forward Dean Clarke, all who penned deals on Thursday evening.

Pre-season training begins on Wednesday 7 January.

Date: Friday 19 December 2014