Should Doncaster Rovers take the lead against Bury tomorrow, Andy Williams does not to want hear a certain song from the Black Bank.
Rovers fans, tongue firmly in cheek, have sang ‘how s*** must you be, we’re winning at home?’ during pre-season, a reference to last season’s struggles at the Keepmoat Stadium.
But new boy Williams - expected to lead the line against Bury - wants the chant put on hold and the slate wiped clean.
“To be honest last season isn’t something that concerns me,” said Williams.
“I’ve heard a few fans every now and again during pre-season having a little bit of banter about winning at home. I won’t sing the song they sing!
“But it’s a different team for me now.
“I think we’ve signed enough players, and enough players have departed, to know that you don’t have to worry about what happened last season.
“Maybe ten games in, if the same form continues, you can start singing it again.
“But I think you’ve got to start with a clean slate and hope that we can start well at home and make this into more of a fortress than what it was last year.”
Williams scored 22 times in all competitions for Swindon Town last season but failed to get off the mark for his new club during pre-season.
“I can only ask the fans to be patient with me,” he said.
“It might not come on the first day, as much as I’d like to get a hat trick.
“I think it took me nine games to get off and running at Swindon when I first joined them. Last season it was a bit quicker. It varies.
“But as a striker I just back my ability that over the course of a season I’ll score enough goals and hopefully win them [the fans] over.”