Robbie Set For Ritchie Reunion

Last updated : 11 July 2007 By Rob Miles (barnsley Boy)

Left-back Robbie Williams is set to rejoin his former manager Andy Ritchie after Huddersfield Town had a fee agreed with The Reds today.

Williams whose last Barnsley appearance came in the horror 3-0 home defeat to arch rivals Sheffield Wednesday on 30th December has seen his contract run out at Oakwell but due to the player being under 24, Barnsley are due a fee.

Williams spent the second half of last season on loan at Blackpool, scoring in the Play-Off Final which saw them win promotion to the Championship, but Blackpool had a fee turned down by The Reds and Williams seems set to make the short journey to West Yorkshire.

Ritchie told the Official Huddersfield Town website:

"Robbie is exactly the type of player we need. He can play at left-back or left midfield."

Williams made 78 appearances for Barnsley, most coming under Ritchie, and scored 5 goals.

Robbie Williams (Floating) Information
Nationality: English
DOB: 2/10/1984
Height: 5'10 (178cm)
Weight: 11st 3lbs (71.28KG)
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Recent Clubs: N/A
Reds Debut: 5/10/2002
Squad Number: 20

Up to Sept 21st 2006

Appearances: 49 (21) Goals: 5 Yellows: 10 Reds: 1
Date of birth
2 October 1984
Place of birth
Pontefract, England
Squad No.
Recent Career History By Club (1999 onwards)
DebutApps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
24/03/200712 (0)530
05/10/200253 (25)5101
Recent Career History By Season (1999 onwards)
First App.Apps (+ sub)GoalsYellowsReds
05/08/200622 (7)640
06/08/200517 (10)231
18/09/200415 (5)130
02/03/20043 (1)120
05/10/20028 (2)010
Appearances 65 (+ 25 as sub); Goals 10; Yellow cards 13; Red cards 1