Midfielder positive we can pick up points to close the gap“In the last little period, we gave too many points away. Now we have to work harder to get those points back!” Danny Williams spoke to Sky Sports News ahead from Hogwood Park on Wednesday morning, looking ahead to a live clash against Wolves on Boxing Day, and he was hoping to pick up more points to make up for lost ground during a recent run of disappointing results.
“There’s only one game now – we have to focus on Wolves on Boxing Day and look to get a result to help turn things around again," he said.
“Wins always give you confidence, sometimes it doesn’t matter how you play - it’s all about winning…especially in this division. We have 46 games in the season, and in a busy month like this one, if you can win two or three on the bounce, all of a sudden you can find yourselves in and around the play-offs again.
“We have to put the hard work in, because hard work beats talent. We have to earn the right to play, come out fighting, win our one v ones and our ability will shine through.
“We have proven already this season against the likes of Middlesbrough, Burnley, even Brighton, that we can play against any of the top teams in this division. We have enough quality in this team, and now everybody has to step it up.”
The arrival of Brian McDermott brought three points our way thanks to Williams’ wonder goal against Blackburn last Sunday, and our US international is pleased to be working with a manager who has been there and done it as Royals boss before.
And Williams has been there and done it before too…when it comes to scoring at Molineux; our midfielder found himself on the scoresheet against Wanderers earlier in 2015 and will be hoping he can help his side pick up back-to-back victories this Boxing Day.
“The manager is a good guy, he knows how to get the crowd going at the Madejski. And you can feel the buzz around the training ground, around the stadium.
“He knows the club inside out, that helps. He’s a good motivator and I like people who can motivate the team. And I’m looking forward to working with him.
“In the first game against Brentford this season we won, and we won at Bristol City earlier this year, and last season we won at Wolves, so we know we are capable of getting a good return from these games over Christmas.”
“As for the goal, I don’t really care who scores the goals. If it goes in like that, then obviously it’s the icing on the cake! But I’m just glad I helped the team get three points at home.”