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Williams now wants Wembley win!

17 March 2015

Danny's delight after Bantams triumph

Midfielder Danny Williams was wearing a broad smile after yesterday's historic win over Bradford City, but there was a focus in his words that suggested he had the next task in hand already in his sights.

"This is one of the highlights of my career, but we have Arsenal now and we are still two games away from winning it!

"I am not going to Wembley just to look around the stadium and enjoy the atmosphere, when I play at Wembley I want to win. So I want to win that semi-final.

"And before that we have a difficult game at Charlton on Saturday so we have to focus our minds on that now."

Our US international midfielder was reflecting on the chance to take Reading to the FA Cup Final for the first time in its history, after Steve Clarke's side had professionally seen off City at an electric Madejski Stadium.

"The manager said we had to get our minds right and be on top of them especially in the first ten or fifteen minutes. We had to show them who the boss is, because they wanted to ruin the party and it didn't happen.

"We started very well and scored two early goals and I had a strike that was saved. We were on top of them and they couldn't deal with the pressure. It's a good result and good that we didn't concede a goal as well."

And on the atmosphere created at a packed Madejski Stadium? "It makes a huge difference. I always say in interviews that it makes such a difference when we feel we have another man on the pitch, when the crowd is behind us," he said.

"It's a good feeling - and I'm a player who enjoys that sort of atmosphere, it gives me extra motivation. So huge credit to the fans, and hopefully with this performance we can get a few more people in the stadium in the future."

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