Skolars coach James Massara remains hopeful of a swift return to action for Williams. “He’s way ahead of schedule and he’s doing really well,” said Massara. “It sounds like he won’t need the second shoulder operation, and that’s very good news.
“Initially we thought he might be back for the last two games of the season – now we’re thinking the Doncaster game in a fortnight’s time is a realistic target.”
Massara added: “Rochdale seem to be doing things the right way, although recently they’ve come off some losses, and you never know how that might affect them.
“We have specific goals that we want to get out of the game. If we achieve those targets then we’ll give ourselves a very good chance of getting a good result out of this fixture.”
Hornets are aiming to bounce back from a shock defeat against Doncaster, with coach John Stankevitch expected to make up to seven unforced changes to his line up.
Stankevitch said: “A couple of individual performances were just completely unacceptable.
“I’d rather go to London with a team of lads that are going to work hard for everything they get than take a team that thinks it deserves to win just for turning up.”