‘The Leader’ only at Thame United on loan

Greg Williams
Greg Williams

Ducks legend Greg Williams has revealed he has only joined Thame United on loan, with a view to getting fit and forcing his way into Aylesbury United’s first team.

Thame United boss Mark West said the club had signed Williams last week with some confusion over whether it was a permanent or short term deal.

But Williams, nicknamed ‘The Leader’ by Ducks fans, has clarified the situation insisting he is focused on forcing his way back into Tony Joyce’s plans at United, and one day managing them!

Williams said: “As I haven’t been able to force my way into the Aylesbury United team recently I asked the manager (Joyce) if I could go to Thame and play some matches.

“I really want to get some time on the pitch under my belt and get up to full match sharpness and as the Ducks don’t have a reserve team this seemed the perfect opportunity.

“I played with Mark West (Thame manager) during my first spell there so we go back a long way.

“He is a very good manager, and they have a smart set-up there.”

Wiliams said he was hoping to add his experience to a young Thame side.

He said: “As well as working on my fitness, I would like to be able to pass on some advice to the younger players.”

Williams added he was hoping to move into management when he hangs up his boots.

He said: “My ultimate ambition would be to manage Aylesbury United one day, but that’s a long way off!”

Thame currently sit in 11th place in the Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division. He joined the Ducks in 2001 after being spotted playing for Thame. He had made seven appearances in all competitions for the Ducks this season before his move to Meadow View Park.