Williams, Randell

Birth Date

30th December 1996

Birthplace

Lewisham, London, U.K.

Occupation

Winger

Biographical Text

Randell started with the Tottenham Hotspur academy.
He was playing non-league football for ninth tier side Tower Hamlets from whom Crystal Palace signed him in January 2016, having been previously on trial with the club in December 2015. He was released by Palace at the end of the 2016–17 season; in July 2017 he signed for Watford.
He was loaned to Wycombe Wanderers in January 2018 and made his professional debut on 2 April 2018, in a league game against Grimsby Town, and was praised by Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth for his performance.

He returned to Wycombe in July 2018 for a second loan spell, which ended on 1 January 2019. He made a total of 26 games scoring 3 goals.

He moved to Exeter City on a free transfer on 18 January 2019, making his debut as a 2nd half substitute against Newport County on the 19th January.
After a number of scintillating performances in 2019/20 which helped Exeter to get to the play off final in July 2020, he was voted as player of the year.

For the best of Randall 19/20 click here.

Matt Taylor, the manager said in May 2021

"Randell Williams is also expected to leave upon the expiry of his contract, which Matt says is what the player himself chose to do after turning down offers last summer. As well as memorable goals, and that backflip, in the 4-0 win in the Devon derby, Williams also found the net a further eight times, including two in our 4-1 win at Grimsby in December and our equaliser in last week’s win at Bolton. 

“Unfortunately, his game has struggled due to a number of reasons,” Matt said.

“At no time this season has he been able to find any form in his game and that is in stark contrast to last season. The stress fracture came at the wrong time for him as we’ve only been able to see glimpses of that form.

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“It has been a frustrating season for Randell and a frustrating season for ourselves. He wanted to be in this position where he could choose what club he can go to. We feel we have played a part in his development and we wish Randell the very best.”

Shortly after Randell made the following statement 

"I would just like to thank all the supporters and everyone at Exeter City for the last two and a half years of my life.
It's been an incredible journey for me personally and I am proud to have played for this amazing club.
I wish the club the very best in all it’s future endeavours."

In June 2021, Hull City announced that Randell was signing for them.

"Hull City are delighted to announce the signing of Randell Williams on a two-year deal, with a Club option of a further year.

The 24-year-old wide forward will officially join the Tigers on July 1st upon the expiry of his contract at Exeter.

London-born Williams gained many admirers during his time at St James’ Park, scoring nine goals in 87 appearances over a two-and-a-half-year period.

He was named Player of the Season in 2019/20 after helping the Grecians reach the League Two play-off final and also won their Goal of the Season award.

On Crystal Palace’s books as a youngster before signing for Watford, Williams made his professional debut for Wycombe during the first of two loan spells with the Chairboys.

He was involved in their 2017/18 League Two promotion season and returned to Adams Park the following campaign, accumulating a combined 29 Wycombe appearances before moving to Exeter.

Head Coach Grant McCann said: “We’re absolutely delighted to eventually get Randell. We offered a big fee for him this time last year and the boy was very keen to come to us.

“Unfortunately, Exeter weren’t prepared to let him go, so to get him now on a free transfer is quite a coup for us.

“Randell’s got electric pace, loves getting at defenders in one-v-one scenarios, can go both ways and will provide serious competition in the forward areas of the pitch.

“Most of all, he’s a very humble, down-to-earth lad who again fits our model of young and hungry players who want to learn and improve. We believe in this environment, he will do just that.”

Appearances



CLUB FROM TO FEE LEAGUE FA CUP LGE CUP OTHER
        APPS GLS APPS GLS APPS GLS APPS GLS
Exeter 18 Jan, 19 Free 63 (13) 9 4 (1) 0 1 (0) 0 3 (2) 0
Wycombe 27 Jul, 18 02 Jan, 19 Loan 15 (5) 2 0 (1) 0 1 (0) 1 0 (1) 0
Wycombe 19 Jan, 18 01 Jun, 18 Loan 3 (3) 1 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
Watford 01 Jul, 17 18 Jan, 19 Youth 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 0 (0) 0
Totals     £0 81 (21) 12 4 (2) 0 2 (0) 1

76 league appearances for Exeter.

Goals

9 league goals

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