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Williams Might Not Sign For City

Paul Williams has insisted that he is not certain to sign a new deal with Coventry City.

The 29-year-old centre-back is one of three players who become free agents when their contracts expire next month.

Gary McAllister and David Burrows are the others and all three have been offered new deals.

Williams was reported to be close to signing a new three year agreement, after earlier insisting he was on his way out of Highfield Road but now he says he wants more time to consider his options.

He said:

"I want people to know this is not about money.  I just need time to think and to reassure myself in my own mind what is going on because I don't feel I have been treated very well.

"The club made me an offer at the start of the season which was the same as what I was already on.

“They offered me the same deal in March and the chairman said it was their best and final offer, so I turned it down and took a gamble to try to get myself another club.

"The club paid out big transfer fees for players who can't get into the side whereas £2 million would have secured me for three or four years.

"It took until two weeks before the end of the season - when they were backed into a corner by the performances of other people - to offer me what I wanted.

"I have not said I won't sign, I just need more time to decide whether I need a change and a fresh start.

"It's not about money. It's about the fact that I have never felt wanted. Since I came they have brought in seven centre-halves and I am always the one to give way no matter how well I have played."
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CWN / Sport / Football / Coventry City FC / 17 May 00

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