Williams vows to find form
GAVIN Williams has vowed to find form and help Ipswich win away after admitting he has been performing below par.The Welshman bravely accepted that he has not been doing as well as he liked and that has contributed to the Blues failure to find an elusive away win, although they remain unbeaten at home.
By Derek Davis
By Derek Davis
GAVIN Williams has vowed to find form and help Ipswich win away after admitting he has been performing below par.
The Welshman bravely accepted that he has not been doing as well as he liked and that has contributed to the Blues failure to find an elusive away win, although they remain unbeaten at home.
Williams has been used all along the midfield but refuses to use that as an excuse, and is grateful just to get a game.
Williams said: “I would like to be playing in a more settled position but to be honest I'm just happy to be in the team.
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“I have not been playing well and I put my hands up to that, but I believe in myself and know I will put it right soon.
“When I first came back from injury I was running on adrenaline and but for whatever reason I have not been at my best though as the games go on the stronger I will get and I will soon get back to my best .”
Williams is not the only player not up to scratch but believes the whole side will find a fresh impetus, especially with league leaders West Brom, Premiership side Portsmouth and high-flying Stoke, coming to Portman Road after this trip to Coventry City.
He added: “We got the good start to the season we wanted. We were spoilt early on scoring all those goals and people expected us to just carry on rolling teams over but it doesn't happen like that.
“A couple of goals away will get us back on track and hopefully we can do that against Coventry.
“We do have hard games coming up but that should bring out the best in us. These are the games you play football for. West Brom top of the league - it is made for us.”
Given the current state of Coventry, who have not won their past five home matches and have not beaten Town in 13 years, today's trip to the Ricoh Stadium arguably represents Town's best chance of ever winning away this season.
Williams said: “It is driving us all bonkers. It is incredible really and of course the longer it goes on the worse it gets so hopefully we can end it against Coventry.
“We beat them comfortably at home and we have a good record against them. But at the same time they will be looking for revenge. They area decent team but hopefully at last we can get the three points away.
“We have to be positive and keep it tight for the first 20 minutes and not concede. That will help the confidence grow because we have been conceding goals early and making it harder for ourselves to come back.”
Williams will be boosted by the memory of scoring at the Ricoh Stadium on his debut for Town after joining initially on loan from West Ham.
Matt Richards has been added to the squad after returning from his loan spell at Brighton last week but Richard Naylor was left out after initially being led to believe he would be included.
Ipswich Town squad: Alexander, Supple, Wright, Harding, Richards, Wilnis, Casement, De Vos, Trotter, Garvan, Miller, Williams, Walters, Clarke, Haynes, Counago, Lee, Rhodes.
Coventry City squad: Marshall, Konstantopoulos, Osbourne, de Zeeuw, Turner, Page, Borrowdale, Ward, Tabb, Doyle, S Hughes, M Hughes, Thornton, Gray, Adebola, Mifsud, Andrews, Simmonds, Cairo.