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Danny delighted with 15-second opener

5 October 2015

Williams discusses Boro goal and Royals season so far

Royals midfielder Danny Williams was delighted to get on the score sheet in Saturday’s 2-0 win against Middlesbrough, netting his fastest ever goal in just 15 seconds and the third fastest in Reading's history.
The speedy goal was particularly satisfying for the U.S. international because attacking the opposition box is something he has been working hard to incorporate into his game.

“It was great to score, I said last season I wanted to add more goals to my game. I’ve noticed that a lot of teams don’t track runners from midfield so when I saw the space I made the run and Hal picked me out with a perfect cross,” said Williams.

Williams was quick to point out the importance of the early goal and the way it meant the Royals could affect the game and play to their strengths, helping them gain the initiative when playing at home.

“It was good for us that we got the early goal because it meant they had to open up and we are one of the best counter-attacking teams in the league, it doesn’t matter if we’re playing away or at home,” he continued.

“It is important this season that we win our games at home. Last year we struggled at home, our away performances have been brilliant this season.”

The 26-year-old wants to keep his feet firmly on the ground and despite a positive run of results, he believes hard work is key in the team continuing their success on the pitch.
"We’ve had two good wins but we don’t want to get carried away, because in this division you can never rest. You look at Derby last season: they dominated the Championship and then went on a bad run and in the end dropped out of the top six.

“It’s good for us to be where we are but we just need to keep calm.  It’s too early in the season to dream, we’ll let other people do our dreaming for us.  We will concentrate on the hard work on the training ground and then we’ll see."

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