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Williams aiming for more cut and thrust

17 August 2015

Midfielder confident that goals will come

Royals midfielder Danny Williams was pleased with a solid defensive display in a 0-0 draw on Sunday against Leeds United, but confident that Reading will begin to breach defences with more regularity in the near future.

Reading’s rear-guard were rarely troubled by the visitors as Leeds were pennind in by a hard-working midfield unit and restricted to few chances in front of goal by a solid Royals outfit.  Williams is confident that the newly-assembled team will begin to click in the danger area very soon – in particular once the recent arrivals are bedded in and players return from injury.

“It was a solid performance at the back from the team,” said Williams after the game.  “We just have to develop a little more danger in the final third.  In the build-up we’re playing well and I think you can see that the manager has worked with us a lot on how we play and how to break teams down, but it was the first home game of the season and it was tight.  Sometimes we were a bit too nervous in the final third.

“But we didn’t concede, and as long as you don’t concede then you can’t lose.  I think it’s good that we get that mentality in our minds, because we gave too many games away last season.  As the gaffer told us, we can only win together and lose together.  As individuals we have to each be better than our opponents and as long as we’re focused on that, I don’t think we’ll lose too many games.

“We have to keep that solid base and then the goals will come – we have creative players and very talented players, and we have players that are coming back from injury as well as some new signings.

“I’m confident that we’re getting there.  That’s what we’re working on during the week in training – everyone has to improve in the final third of the pitch, including myself, and then I think it won’t be too long before we can please the fans with our first win of the season.”

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