Picking up league points is still main goal for Williams
NOT MANY people would have predicted left-back Robbie Williams would be Argyle's top goalscorer after the first month of the season – but that is how it has turned out.
Williams has netted three times in four starts and one substitute appearance for the Pilgrims in all competitions.
But the 27-year-old has admitted he would swap the goals he has notched for more points for 19th-placed Argyle, who take on Bristol Rovers at Home Park tonight.
The Pilgrims won for the first time in League Two this season when they beat Northampton Town 3-2 at Home Park on September 1.
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But they have picked up only one point in the two fixtures since then, drawing 0-0 at Devon rivals Torquay United before losing 3-1 at home to Port Vale on Saturday.
That has led to Argyle sliding down the table and Williams wants to see them put a stop to it – starting against Rovers.
His goal tally has included one from the penalty spot, another from a free-kick and one from open play – a 30-yard drive in the defeat by Vale.
While pleased with his scoring record, Williams admitted it was not a priority for him.
He told Herald Sport: "It's going well for me at the minute, but it's just a bonus. I would rather have no goals and us be top of the league.
"I like to chip in with a goal now and again, but we need to start hitting the ground running now and get some points."
Rovers will be licking their wounds after losing 4-0 at League Two leaders Gillingham on Saturday.
And Williams believes that will make them difficult opponents, despite their struggles at the start of this season.
He said: "It's a massive game, which we need to win. I know they were beaten 4-0 on Saturday, but they are going to come here and I can see their gaffer (Mark McGhee) shutting up shop.
"So it's going to be hard and it's going to be frustrating. It could go to 60 or 70 minutes until we get a goal.
"But I'm glad we have got a game tonight to put things right from Saturday, instead of everybody being down in the dumps for a week.
"If we win it, the game against Port Vale will be forgotten about."
Williams' scoring record is even more impressive when you consider he also hit the target with a free-kick in the 1-1 draw at home to Oxford United in April – a result which ensured Argyle escaped relegation from the Football League.
So he has actually got four goals in the last eight games he has played in.
The Pilgrims played some of the best passing football seen from them in some time in the first half against Vale.
They were good value for their 1-0 half-time lead, which came courtesy of Williams, but it was a different story after the break.
Williams said: "The gaffer (Carl Fletcher) wants us to pass the ball and we have got ball-players, especially in midfield.
"We have got Youngy (Luke Young) and Conor (Hourihane), and Macca (Alex MacDonald) and Baz (Onismor Bhasera) on the wings. When they get on the ball, they are good.
"It was coming together in the first half on Saturday, but we are a young team and I think they thought it was going to happen again in the second half, and it didn't.
"Port Vale probably got a bit of a rollicking at half-time and they came out and put their foot in, and made it a physical battle.
"When Wots (midfielder Paul Wotton) went off it killed us a bit."