Gradi happy with Williams bow
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Crewe clinched the month-long capture of Williams from Manchester United prior to Saturday's Division One tussle against Cardiff.
The young shot-stopper enjoyed an impressive bow for The Railwaymen after being plunged straight into the team due to an injury to Clayton Ince.
But Williams' display was soured when he inadvertently deflected the ball home for the only goal of the match at Gresty Road.
Gradi, though, did not fault Williams for the defeat and praised the keeper's performance after being thrown into the deep end.
"I don't blame him for the goal and I'm delighted with the way he played," said Gradi. "He really looked the part today and that is a big bonus for us.
"He doesn't know any of the players, and even I don't know him that well, but he's come in and done well."
Gradi has also extended the loan spell of Crewe favourite Craig Hignett from Leicester City for a further month.
"Craig wants to stay with us and we are delighted to have him with us," said Gradi.
"He will prove a useful player for us over the next month or so because he is a player who can play in various positions."