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Danny's New Den delight

1 February 2014

Williams beaming at first Royals goal

"I've not even heard of Lewisham before," Danny Williams admitted when speaking to the press after our 3-0 win over Millwall.

"I watched a movie when I was younger and I know from that that Millwall and West Ham fans don't like each other that much - and that's all I knew about this place before today.

"But it's nice that I scored here - and I will always remember Millwall for that now," the goalscoring midfielder smiled.

"It think you could see from my reaction that I was pleased to have scored," Williams continued, referring to his exuberant celebration in the lens of an unsuspecting pitchside photographer.

"I've come close in the last couple of games and the gaffer told me I just have to keep on trying and thank God I scored today.

"I saw that Jobi made a magnificent run from the left side, I don't know if it was a foul on Jordan before that, but I just concentrated on my run into the box.  

"When Jobi has the ball, he is a skillful player and I know he will run at his opponent - and he passed me the ball on the edge of the box.

"I tried to shoot and their defender blocked the first one. I saw it was bouncing up and I just concentrated on the ball and sticking it in the net."

Calmly sidefooting it wide of Stephen Bywater, Williams' first goal for the Royals put the result at the New Den beyond doubt this afternoon and our US international is confident our current run of form can cement a top six finish if not more come the end of the campaign.

"We have quality players and I know our squad is good enough to finish in a top six spot," he said.

"We had a spell of poor form around Christmas time and confidence dropped a bit. But I think you can see the mentality of the team, how we have gone out there and got ourselves out of that position.

"At Watford we performed really well and we saw then that the team sticks together - and we are showing this week in, week out.

"You have to be realistic and Leicester have done a great job at the top. So if we look up, I think we are looking up at second place. But we have to make sure we win our games, at home and away, that's the most important thing.

"If we perform like this every week we have a chance to go even further than a top six spot, but we will see. It's all about Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday now. We're playing at home, we're playing with confidence - and hopefully we can get three more points."

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