Midfield man on a win against Forest…On paper, a 2-0 home win against Nottingham Forest looks all positive – three points and a clean sheet against a competitive opponents.
Midfield man Danny Williams knows that the Royals weren’t at their best during the game and needed some important stops from Ali Al-Habsi to keep the gates shut… but he was pleased to see that the team found a way to win.
“I didn’t think we played too well – but sometimes you have to grind out results,” he explained after the match. “We’ve done that today.
“Compliments to Ali, because he kept us in it in the first half after a couple of shaky moments. You have to win these games; they’re low on confidence and on a bad run, and we had to capitalise on that.
“We managed to do that against Forest; we didn’t do it against Villa and we don’t like that feeling of losing, and that’s why we promised ourselves to fight hard and work hard hopefully earn the three points.
“Sometimes we do enough and play well enough to earn a result but we don’t get it… today we didn’t play too good but we got the three points and that’s important.”
And while he was happy for the three points, Williams is hopeful that the team can put in more of their typically dominant performances in the future in order to build the base for more victories.
“Now we have to focus on our performances, and if we keep performing well I think the results will come,” continued Danny. “In our last few weeks we have performed well – sometimes we have got results, and sometimes we haven’t. But wins help boost your confidence.
“So this was a massive result for us. We said it against Rotherham as well – these are the difficult games. It’s not always about how you perform against the top teams; in the Championship it’s often about how you perform against the teams that fight first, and you have to earn your right to play.”