Williams Firmly Focused on Mariners

Melbourne Heart FC’s leading marksman David Williams, fresh from signing a two-year contract extension, remains focused on helping the Red and White secure three vital points against Central Coast Mariners tomorrow.

Melbourne Heart FC-s leading marksman David Williams, fresh from signing a two-year contract extension, remains focused on helping the Red and White secure three vital points against Central Coast Mariners tomorrow.

Williams, 26, will remain at the Club for the next two seasons and while the winger admitted it was exciting personal news this week, the last four matches of the Hyundai A-League season are crucial for John van-t Schip-s side.

“Yeah, [I feel] pretty good,” Williams told the media at the team-s training session at AAMI Park.

“But again as JvS always says we focus on the games that are upcoming and Central Coast is our opponent and we can-t take anything less than three points if we want to make the finals.”

Williams said that it was not a difficult decision to sign on for the next two years at the Club he joined three years ago.

“It was very, very easy, it-s a Club that I really want to be a part of going forward…” Williams said.

“They-ve looked after me very well and I find it very homely here at the Club and it just fits well with myself and with my girlfriend and being in Melbourne is just such a good thing for us.

“It-s a great privilege to be a part of this Club and I want to be part of something exciting.”

Williams has scored 11 goals this season and currently sits top of the goal-scoring charts with Brisbane Roar-s Bersart Berisha and Newcastle Jets- Adam Taggart, but dismissed focus around individual accolades.

“It-s not my focus to be playing every time, it-s for the team to get the three points and make the finals,” Williams said.

“It-s doable, because we-ve had a good run home and away in the last two months except for a draw [last week] and a loss to Newcastle [Jets].”

Williams has proven his worth in front of goal this season, but suggested Melbourne Heart would need to take their chances against the Mariners and in the final four games if they are to make finals.

“We probably should have won that game [against Wellington Phoenix], but credit to Wellington they stuck through it and that-s just the way things go sometimes and you just take them as they come, it-s hard to say ‘yes- if we-re going to make it or not, but it-s definitely doable.

“If we stick to our game plans and the effort is there, I definitely think we can go all the way.”

Match Details Hyundai A-League Round 24 Sunday, 23 March 2014 Melbourne Heart FC vs. Central Coast Mariners AAMI Park, Melbourne Kick-Off: 3pm