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Jordan Williams on Luton Town test

7 July 2020

Full-back Jordan Williams gave us his pre-match views ahead of a titanic tussle with fellow relegation battlers Luton Town on Tuesday evening.

On at the Bet365 Stadium as an half time substitute, the damage in that game had already occurred before Jordan Williams made it to the pitch. 

But he watched on in that first 45 from the stands and says it was pretty clear where the Reds came undone against Stoke City on Saturday.

“I think we know what went wrong," Jordan told us.

“We gave them the game inside 10 minutes, it was an awful start and we never recovered against a very physical, compact side who just sat in and protected that lead.

“It’s the first game we have conceded in, so we have to treat it as a one-off and the boys are still confident, and looking forward to the game at Luton and getting back to winning ways.”

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Denying that the Reds squad's confidence had been dented, Jordan believes the players are raring to go at Kenilworth Road.

With a huge three points up for grabs in the fight for survival, there's only one way to approach such a game.

“We’ll go out there and go straight for them, take the game to them." Williams stated.

“That’s how we try and play every week, and we need the three points. We have confidence and momentum, we’re in decent form and I know we’re good enough to get that victory.”

It's been - until the Potters hammering - a pretty healthy return to play for Barnsley.

But Williams has had to be patient in his own search for minutes on the field.

He did start in the victory over Blackburn Rovers but was dropped last time out and is eager to get back into Gerhard Struber's starting XI and do his bit for the Reds.

“We’d have taken the points return so far, if offered it before the restart. We’ve kept three clean sheets from four so far, we are still in there fighting.

“It’s been enjoyable, other than Saturday of course.

“I was injured before the lockdown so I’ve had to wait for my chance, and I hope that I can be involved at Luton, I feel I’ve a lot to offer and want to show what I’m about in another huge game for us.”

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Results elsewhere over the weekend probably went in the Reds' favour.

Whilst comfort can be taken from that, as Jordan states, if Barnsley don't do their own job, then all of that is pointless, literally.

He explained, saying: “We aren’t really looking at other sides, other results. We can’t affect them, and if we aren’t doing our business then it’s irrelevant.

“Our focus is on ourselves, on what we need to do.

“Saturday was a horrible one for us, it hurt us and now we’ve the perfect opportunity to put that to bed and get three points in another massive game.”


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