Ryan Neil Williams
(born 31 August 1978 in Sutton-in-Ashfield
) is an English footballer
, currently plays for Gainsborough Trinity
Williams started his career with local club, Mansfield Town
, before moving to Tranmere Rovers
, Hull City
and then onto Bristol Rovers
After playing for three seasons in League Two
, he joined Aldershot Town
on a month's loan in September 2005 when Ian Atkins
was manager at Bristol Rovers. After Atkins departed the club, Williams briefly returned to Rovers before leaving the club in December 2005 and joining the Shots on a contract that ran until the end of the 2007–08
season. In a pre-season friendly against Crystal Palace in July 2007, Williams tore his anterior cruciate ligament
. He was only able to play one game in the 2007–08 season, as Aldershot won the Conference
with a record points total. Following their promotion, Williams left by mutual agreement.
On 6 May 2008 Williams, joined another Conference club, Weymouth
, signing a one yearcontract. In 2009 he joined Mansfield Town F.C.
Following a loan spell with Conference North
side Gainsborough Trinity
in December 2010, he joined the club on a permanent basis in January 2011.
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