Paul Williams joins Rocester...


Former Premier League star Paul Williams has this week signed for Rocester.


Burton born Paul, now 35 years old, began his career with Derby County before moving on to Coventry City in 1995 for a near 1M fee. He then rejoined his old Coventry boss Gordon Strachan at Southampton where he was part of the 2003 F.A. Cup Final Squad.


Paul also had a spell with Stoke City between August 2003 and February 2005 but only made 20 appearances for the Potters due to injury problems.


He is the proud owner of six England U-21 caps which were earned during his time with Derby County, and he won 'Player of the Season' awards at both Derby and Coventry City.


Both Williams and recent signing Tommy Johnson trained at Hillsfield on Thursday evening, but due to other commitments they are unable to play for another ten days or so. Following that they will be available for the rest of the season.


Career details:
Club From To Fee Apps Goals
Derby County 1989 1995 Trainee 160 26
Lincoln City (Loan) 1989 1989 n/a 3 0
Coventry City 1995 2001 975,000 182 6
Southampton 2001 2003 free 50 0
Stoke City 2003 2005 free 20 0
Richmond Kickers (USA) 2005 2005 Free    

A second signing...

Chris Sumner has also signed for the Romans this week.

Midfielder Chris has joined from Stone Dominoes, he can play wide on either side, and should be a useful addition to the squad.