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Williams: We cannot play like that

18 February 2015

Midfielder's honest assessment

On behalf of the players, midfielder Danny Williams gave a very frank interview after last night's defeat at home to Wigan.

Left no doubt as to how much the result hurt the entire squad, Williams admitted that nobody could feel safe in the starting eleven after the 1-0 loss.

He said: "We have to question ourselves as players and that’s what I’ll do when I get home.

"We need to turn things around and every player needs to question themselves after this evening because the gaffer could switch eleven players next week.

"We won against Wolves away; a great performance away from home, and then we let ourselves down against Leeds. It’s frustrating.

"We have to face the facts. If we continue to play like that at home then we’ll have to fight against relegation. That’s true and we have to start to realise that.

"We can’t get carried away by our results in the FA Cup because that’s a different competition. The league is the most important thing and we can’t afford to go down.

"We have four more games before the FA Cup and I’d rather not talk about it. No one in the dressing room is thinking about Bradford at the moment because we need to sort ourselves out.

"We have to get our performances straight because, if we perform like that, then we’ll lose against any team.

"We tried to not let ourselves down after last week; we wanted to say the Leeds game was a warning. We were focused in the warm-up and after a few chances at the beginning of the game we just stopped playing football.

"I know the pitch is bad but we let the negative momentum affect us. If we were lacking in confidence, I’m not sure why as we should be confident enough after winning at Derby on Saturday. We should have forced our game on Wigan. They shouldn’t be confident either because they’re 23rd in the Championship and are struggling.

"We play again Saturday and it’s good because we can turn things around. We have four more league games before the FA Cup and we need to focus on all of them. We are nowhere near clear of relegation at the moment and if we lose to opponents like Leeds and Wigan then we have to face the facts and be up for a battle.

"We need to get this game out of our head and start looking to Ipswich."

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