ROBBIE Williams hopes he and his team-mates have more chances to practise their goal celebrations.

Defender Williams and Andy Procter both scored rare goals in the thrilling 2-0 win over Macclesfield on Tuesday which ended an eight game winless run and went some way to easing the Reds’ relegation worries.

Stanley have struggled to score this season and Williams admits that his goal - his first in nearly two years - took him by surprise but now he is keen to continue the good form at Notts County tomorrow.

"I had forgotten how to celebrate," said the 29-year-old, Accrington’s longest serving player, signing in 1999.

"I just ran to the corner flag but it was the stuff of dreams really.

"I had run forward and was cursing John Miles as I was on the overlap and he didn’t pass to me.

"So I thought I would hang around in the box and then the keeper palmed the ball to me and I just met it. One goal in two games - not bad eh?"

Williams, whose contract is up at the end of the season, has struggled with a knee injury - especially in the last two seasons - but has returned to the Reds’ team in the last two matches in the unfamiliar left back role.

"I have been unlucky with my knees. They aren’t the best and I felt about 50 the morning after the Macclesfield game!

"It has been really hard being injured, training on my own, going to the gym and not being able to play but the manager has kept me involved.

"I suppose it helps that I am versatile. I think the only positions I haven’t played for Accrington are up front, left wing and goalie but there is still time!"

And Williams had some stick for team-mate Procter who scored the late second at Macc to seal a much-needed win for the 19th placed Reds to move them seven points clear of the drop zone with 11 games to go.

It was Procter’s second goal of the season after the heartbreak of missing two penalties.

"Procky’s celebration was embarrassing. He slid on his knees. He thinks he is Fernando Torres!" Williams said.

Joking aside though, it was a massive win for the Reds and now they need to keep the spirits up to make sure there is no queasy end to the season.

"Macclesfield was a big win for us," continued Williams, who has just passed his Level Two coaching badge with team-mate Paul Mullin.

"The last eight games have been frustrating as we have been playing well - I know as I have watched most of them!

"We have just been going through a rare barren spell in front of goal but hopefully it has ended now. This is our third relegation fight in the Football League and we know it is a grind as we do only have a small squad and not the biggest budget.

"But we do know what it is all about and you do get used to it.

"The dressing room was really bubbly after the Macclesfield game and now we have to take that into Notts County.

"When you keep getting beat it is really hard and can play on your mind but the Macc win will give us a lot more confidence going there.

"It would be good to get rare back-to-back wins. Notts County haven’t had the best of form of late so hopefully we can get something there."

Midfielder Jimmy Ryan is battling to play after only just passing a late fitness test to face Macclesfield. Keeper Ian Dunbavin (groin), Chris King (thigh), Peter Murphy (knee) and Leam Richardson (pelvis) remain sidelined.

There has been talk of bringing a loan keeper in as cover for regular number one Kenny Arthur.

Ex-goalkeeper coach Jamie Speare, who left the club a month ago in a cost cutting exercise, has said he may fill in on the bench for a couple of games if necessary to help out manager and friend Coleman.

* THE Reds reserves lost 2-1 to Rochdale on Wednesday. A trialist got the Stanley goal.