ROBBIE WILLIAMS believes he could be fit to face Leyton Orient next week and beamed: “I can’t wait!”
The 23-year-old left-back – a broken-leg victim when he signed from Barnsley in August – made his first Town appearance yesterday as the reserves drew 0-0 with West Brom.
After impressing for the full 90 minutes alongside Simon Eastwood, Chris Brandon and hernia-op returnee Jon Worthington, Williams (pictured) beamed: “It’s great to be back – a double thumbs-up.
“It’s been a frustrating four months, so it was great to get on the pitch and, while I was blowing a bit at times, I felt all right.
“Now, I’m just looking forward to getting a few games under my belt, pushing for the first team and helping the lads, because I think we’re a team that’s going places.”
While manager Andy Ritchie has not included either Williams or Worthington for tomorrow’s clash with Swansea City at Liberty Stadium (7.45), he was delighted with what he saw.
Free-kick specialist Williams, who hit the bar with a 25-yarder yesterday, added: “With training every day and my leg being fine for about a month now, I will quickly be match fit.
“We’ll have to see how things go, but if all is well then I might be ready for the Leyton Orient match at home next weekend, which would be brilliant.
“I’m feeling good, so there are no worries and I’ve settled in well here. The lads are great and the gaffer is a really good manager – that’s why I had no hesitation in signing for him.”
Brandon was today likely to earn an immediate senior recall for the Wales trip.