David Williams potentially returning to Brisbane next season?Posted: February 21, 2014
Reports today have emerged in the Courier Mail that Brisbane are at least considering the idea of luring Melbourne Heart attacker David Williams back to the club. Should a return occur, Williams would become the fifth former Brisbane player to return for a second stint in the past 12 months following in the footsteps of Matt McKay, Kofi Danning, Jean Carlos Solórzano and Steve Lustica.
The now 25 year old was apart of the Roar’s foundation season making two late season cameos off the bench before jetting off to Danish club Brondby at the end of the season. After three years seasons in Europe the Mitchelton junior returned to Australia with new club North Queensland Fury where he netted 8 goals in 49 appearances for the Townsville based club before they left the competition in 2011.
At that time then Brisbane coach Ange Postecoglou made an effort to sign the off-contract attacker however after a short term stint with Sydney for their Champions League campaign he opted to head south to the Victorian capital. His time in Melbourne has been up and down but he has managed 15 goals in 57 games for the Heart including a hat trick last weekend across the Tasman.
As a player he’d be pretty solid fit in the front third for the Roar given his versatility in playing both as a striker and also in wider positions. That kind of versatility seems to be the direction Brisbane are heading with interchagability a buzz word at Ballymore. He’d likely be competing for the #9 position with Solórzano or a potential new signing, as well as competing with Petratos and Henrique for wide attacking roles. I’ve thought for a while that of all the off-contract attacking players in the A-League that Williams would be the best fit for Brisbane.