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Williams wants to build winning momentum

22 January 2016

Reading midfielder says Royals are confident ahead of Owls clash

Royals midfielder Danny Williams is keen for the Royals to build a winning momentum when they face Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

The Owls currently sit sixth in the Sky Bet Championship and are in a rich vein of form, but this has not deterred Williams, who believes the Royals have played their best football when coming up against good sides this season.

“It should be a good game for us because we’ve shown previously that we can compete with the top six or seven clubs of this division,” said the 26-year-old.

“Sheffield Wednesday are in good form and they’re a good side.  We have confidence after the win midweek, there aren’t that many teams that can score five goals like that, so we want to take that performance into Saturday’s game.”

The United States international was delighted with Tuesday’s win and underlined the character shown by the Royals to turn the game around after a difficult opening 20 minutes at Madejski Stadium.

“Everyone was really happy with the win on Tuesday night, especially after the way we started.  We were two goals down and we showed a lot of character to turn that game around.  It was tough because Huddersfield are a decent team but I think we showed our quality.”

Williams revealed the team would be spending part of Friday analysing the Owls and looking at their strengths and weaknesses, something he believes the Royals can capitalise upon to take a valuable home victory this weekend.

He continued: “We played them earlier on in the season so we know what their strengths and weaknesses are so we want to exploit there weaknesses the best we can.  We will spend today looking at what we can do to turn the game into three points.”

The addition of two new signings this week was welcome news to the Reading man, who was pleased about the addition of quality and competition to the squad.

“It’s always good to add a bit more quality to the squad.  It shows that everybody has to fight for their place.  It means no one can rest and everybody has to work hard but that is what football is all about, so it’s great to see some new faces come in.“

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