Ryan Williams: Why I stayed at Boro

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Winger Ryan Williams opted for love over money when he made his decision to stay at Scarborough Athletic this week.

The 35-year-old former Hull City, Bristol Rovers and Chesterfield man had been offered an attractive package by fellow Evo-Stik high-flyers Coalville Town, but after some swift deliberation he decided to finish the job he had started at Queensgate.

Williams said: “It came out of the blue really. They approached Scarborough and then me when the seven-day notice had run out.

“Coalville are flying this season, probably the best side we have played. The financial package that they put together was brilliant as well.

“I like to look at the bigger picture though, I’m very happy where I am.

“I have always tried to be as loyal as possible during my time in the game, which is something you don’t tend to get a lot of anymore.

“Some people just want to jump ship when they are offered a quick buck and I would have been financially better off had I moved.

“I have a lot of friends at Scarborough though and it is a great club that is going places.

“The messages I received on Twitter when I decided to stay at the club showed me that I made the right decision. I was made to feel wanted.

“When I signed, the gaffer (Rudy Funk) told me that even though I was one of the more experienced players, he still felt that I had plenty to offer for a number of years to come.

“I agree with that. I still feel fresh and I am really enjoying my football at Scarborough. This move has been for the long term.”