Williams warns Rams
GAVIN Williams has warned Derby that they could feel the backlash of Ipswich's beating at Barnsley.The Blues midfielder is close to a full return after a six-week injury lay off following a hernia operation and is convinced Town can find the consistency to go with the quality they already have.
By Derek Davis
GAVIN Williams has warned Derby that they could feel the backlash of Ipswich's beating at Barnsley.
The Blues midfielder is close to a full return after a six-week injury lay off following a hernia operation and is convinced Town can find the consistency to go with the quality they already have.
Williams said: “Games like that at Barnsley we should get results from. We put on performances like the one against Norwich and you can see we are a good team.
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“Our problem has been that one week we have been brilliant yet the next we are awful. We need to find consistency in our performances if we are going to have any chance of achieving anything.
“We go to Derby knowing we are capable of winning. On our day we can beat anyone in this league but we need to find that consistency.
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“We have to work hard and do whatever it takes to find a run.”
Williams was a due to play against Needham Market last night in the Suffolk Premiers Cup, a week after the original tie was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
Instead his comeback was a 15-minute run out at Oakwell where he admitted he was not 100 per cent match fit.
He said: “I could have done with a couple of games before. It was a tough game to come straight into but with the game called off last week there was not a chance.
“I have never been so gutted in my life as last week when the game was called off because I was really looking forward to playing and I needed to play desperately.”
The signing from West Ham has not played since the 3-1 win over Sunderland in September and is eager to make a full come back but knows there is no certainty that he will go straight into the side against Derby tonight.
He said: “I doubt I will be in for a start. I would like to play but perhaps I'm not fully ready yet. I have been out six weeks.
“It has taken a long time. I was getting over one injury then my groin went but I'm fine now.
My aim now is to stay fit for the rest of the season and help the team and hopefully find some consistency.”
A good run in the Blues first team could also see him recalled by John Toshack for Wales but first he needs to find his own consistency and some for the Town.