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Williams: “The character of the team is unbelievable”

19 April 2017

Danny Williams praises the squad's character and a need to keep the focus for the final three...

Reading midfielder Danny Williams praised the team’s character as the Royals came from behind to claim their second win of the bank holiday weekend against Rotherham on Monday afternoon to consolidate their position in the top six.

Despite the win Williams insets there is still hard work to be done between now and the end of the season with three games left between now and the end of the regular season, starting with a trip to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

“The character of the team is unbelievable,” said Williams. “It was a tough game against Rotherham, probably even tougher than Villa because everybody expects us to win. They made it very hard for us physically, but I’m very happy for the boys We dug deep to get the win, so we need to relax and rest before Forest.

“We need to focus on us, win our games and if we do that we are in the play-offs. Now all eyes are on Forest this Saturday.

“We focus on the Forest game now,” Williams continued. “We don’t want to enjoy the two wins too much because we’ve seen how that can end like against Norwich, so we make sure we go again."

Williams, who put in a man of the match display on Monday against the Millers, started the move that led to the winning goal with a fine pass. However the midfielder was modest about his part in the build-up and was full of praise for full-back Chris Gunter for his work rate on the right flank. 

“You always know Gunts (Chris Gunter) will be there,” admitted Williams. “He runs like a horse! When I looked up and saw there wasn’t much pressure on me I saw him running in-behind I picked him out. He made an unbelievable pass too, to pick out Swifty (John Swift).

“This league has shown us that anyone can beat anyone, and you can see that is case form the first half against Rotherham.

“Rotherham may have already been relegated but they’ve still got to play for their own careers and for next season so I understand the physical side to their game on Monday,” said the United States international. “We managed to take the three points and that’s what matters.”

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