Issue Williams puts pen to paper and plots a way into the starting eleven

As told by Michael Wood

Steve Williams has gone from barber to Bantam in a week after he signed a one year deal with City that gives the club an option of a second twelve months completing one of the fastest trials in City’s history.

Stuart McCall signed the player quickly to ward off interest from other clubs and the question now would seem to be about Williams getting a starting place for City.

Matthew Clarke’s usefulness to City as a big man who forewent the class of Mark Bower in favour of physical presence which stopped the backline being bullied should not be under estimated but as a player his is limited and has hardly cemented a place in the first team.

Williams will partner Zesh Rehman at York on Saturday as a prototype of what could emerge during the season as City’s new back two.