STRIKER Andy Williams believes that Town’s outing at Salisbury City on Friday evening will be one of the most difficult tests of the whole pre-season programme.
Speaking to the media on Thursday, the former Yeovil frontman explained that the friendly at the Raymond McEnhill stadium will play an important part in maintaining the team’s momentum before the season kicks off.
“So far it I think will be one of the toughest games we’ve played,” he said. “Forest Green Rovers were a decent side to play and I think Salisbury will be a bit better than Swindon Supermarine who we played the other night.
“It’s been a tough pre season but all pre-seasons are tough. Obviously we had a tough few weeks in Italy and since we’ve come back we’ve had a few good games. The last friendly was a little bit disappointing but hopefully we can put that right (against Salisbury), keep that momentum going and build it up into the first game against Brighton.”
With the start of the season less than two weeks away, Williams finished by looking ahead to the games against Crystal Palace and Brighton.
“We’re building up to the Palace game which will be the toughest test we would have had in pre-season. It will be just the sort of test we need before the Brighton game,” he said.
“I feel a lot better in myself and I think the lads are starting to feel a lot better. We’ve got a lot of the double sessions out of the way and we’re starting to work towards the games a lot more now. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, we can see the start of the season and everyone is looking forward to it.”