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Williams: We'll Keep Going

3 March 2016

Young Reds full-back George Williams addressed the media after becoming a regular member of the side’s starting eleven, and contributing towards a fantastic run of seven clean sheets in nine games.


Williams is keeping grounded on the Reds' current run of wins, but realises teams have now taken notice of the form the side are in, ahead of this weekend’s trip to promotion-chasing Walsall.


“It’s a big test (Walsall) but every game now is a big challenge.” Williams explained. “We’re on a good bit of form at the minute and we’re looking to carry that on Saturday.


“Everyone says we’re the in-form team and you could tell by the way Coventry lined up that they feared us a bit. We’re going into this game on form and we’re looking to carry that on.”


With 12 matches of the season remaining, Williams wanted to make sure everyone remained focused and didn’t get carried away, as he reflected on Tuesday's win over Coventry City.


He said, “They’re a big team in League One (Coventry) and have been playing well. We lost against them earlier in the season so it was a big win, all the wins nowadays are huge but it was nice to beat a team above us and close that gap.


“It’s a tough run now with tough games but a win against Walsall would be great. We’re looking to do our best and put in good performances and hopefully the results will follow.


“I know it’s a cliché but we really are taking each game as it comes and not looking too far ahead. It’s a big mistake if you start thinking about play-offs too early. We’ll take each game as it comes and see where we end up later on.


“This run hasn’t taken us by surprise. We were playing well earlier on but not getting the results and then when the results came, the confidence did and we’ve been doing really well. It’s been a good turnaround and anything can happen when you get a good run together so we’ll just keep going.”


After time away from the club on-loan earlier in the season, Williams has now had a solid run in the side and wants it to continue for as long as possible.


“It’s really good to be playing.” He stated. “I was biding my time in the Under 21s and working hard, but it’s really good to be back involved and playing. Hopefully there’s more to come.


“I really enjoyed my time at Barrow. It is two different types of football, the Under 21s is about passing and keeping the ball, whereas going on loan to Barrow was a lot more physical. I knew what was going to happen, but I really enjoyed the loan and it really developed me to get some games under my belt.


“I’m enjoying each game and I have to do as well as I can to keep this run going, then who knows what will happen. I’ve had my time at University and the lower leagues, I always aspired to go as high as I can and to be playing in League One at the minute is a dream come true.”


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