Williams the provider enjoying Morecambe role

Ryan Williams.
Ryan Williams.

Morecambe midfielder Ryan Williams says he enjoys laying on goals for team mates as much as scoring them.

The Shrimps number 10’s set pieces have been a feature of Jim Bentley’s side’s play this season, culminating in him providing both goals in the 2-2 draw against Dagenham on Saturday.

He said: “It’s something I work on.

“I love setting up goals as much as scoring.

“On Saturday I felt my delivery was good.

“We’d done a little bit of work on set pieces last week and thankfully it paid off and got us back into the game.”

But all in all it was a disappointing afternoon for the Shrimps who saw three points slip from their grasp thanks to Rhys Murphy’s 94th-minute equaliser.

Williams said: “To be honest it felt like a defeat.

“Obviously we went behind, and then pulled ourselves back into it and have gone ahead and then they’ve scored with the last kick of the game which is disappointing.

“Part of the frustration is that we could have been three, four or five ahead.

“With the amount of chances we were creating the gaffer said at half-time ‘I know we’ll score’.

“He believes in us, we believe in ourselves, we know we’ll create chances.

“On another day it could have been a lot more.

“But we’ve got to look at the positives, it’s five games unbeaten we’ve got a good mentality in the squad now and just want to keep pushing forward and get as high up the table as we can.”

As with the game against Dagenham, Morecambe find themselves in the unusual position of being considered favourites when they visit struggling Northampton at Sixfields on Saturday.

But it isn’t something Williams believes the squad are thinking too much about.

He said: “I don’t think we’re necessarily favourites.

“We just take every game as it comes. We go into every game believing we can take points off everyone.

“Everyone knows League 2 is a tight league where everyone can beat everyone and we’re no different.”