GEORGE Williams has been revelling in his new role down the middle and is feels he is playing in his most natural position.

The Welshman has scored six goals in his last five matches which has seen him nominated for December's player of the month award.

Williams has had to wait for his opportunity to play up front but feels he is now reaping the benefits.

"I think the move into more of a central role has definitely helped as I feel it's the position I can play best and more natural on the football pitch," said Williams.

"I said when I first came I wanted to play through the middle but when I side we had Christian Doidge and Reuben Reid who's a striker and I can play on the wing so it was just about getting people on the pitch at the start of the season.

"I've not been doing as much defensive work and I've been saving all my energy for attacking which is what I want to do and score goals which thankfully I've been able to do."

Despite his outstanding goalscoring run, competition for places in the forward positions has been further intensified with the return of Christian Doidge and the signing of Shawn McCoulsky from Bristol City but Williams is looking forward to working with both strikers and feels the team will benefit from their respective arrivals.

"The boys will all be delighted when he (Doidge) walks through the door because we've not seen him for a long time," Williams said.

"I also saw the video of McCoulsky's goals and you can see he's quick and he can score from crosses which will benefit from us but he looks an intelligent footballer."

Forest Green return to league action on Saturday when they travel to Oldham Athletic. They haven't played since New Year's Day and while Williams felt a break will help the freshness of the squad, he believes there were pros and cons of having 11 days without a game.

"There was and there wasn't, it was nice to get a rest and relax with the family but on the other hand when you're in the form that I've been in you want the games to come thick and fast but it was nice to re-charge the batteries and I'm sure we'll all be fresh for Saturday.

"The boys have played a lot of games over the Christmas period and we've not had much time off so for the boys who've had little niggles and bruises they'll all be gone now so we'll all be ready now for Saturday.

Oldham will be on a high going into the game as they knocked Premier League Fulham out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage on Sunday but Williams insists Rovers are concentrating on there own performance and is looking to rectify their 1-1 draw with the Latics back in August.

"They're going to be confident," he commented.

"They've just beaten a Premier League team and Oldham would have had to be on top form to beat them but we're just focused on ourselves.

"We should have won the game at the start of the season but if we play the way we know we can play I'm confident we can get the job done."