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Williams: Laying Down A Marker

Winger looks ahead to Ipswich test

10 December 2020

Ryan Williams in action for Pompey against Peterborough at Fratton Park
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

It was little more than a month ago when Pompey were celebrating an FA Cup victory at Portman Road.

But they head back there on Saturday to face an Ipswich side sitting one place higher in the League One standings.

Points rather than progress will be the order of the day, as the Blues continue a run of facing fellow promotion hopefuls.

And Ryan Williams knows that nothing less than 100 per cent is needed if they are to come away from this tricky spell with a decent haul.

The winger said: “We’ve already played Ipswich this season and they gave us a good run for our money, although we were able to pip them at the end.

“It’s going to be a completely different game in the league, but we’ll be looking to do exactly the same again.

"If we can get points against those sides it will put us in a good position to attack the second half of the season."

Ryan Williams

“We need to work extremely hard because when we do that as a team, we usually end up getting the reward.

“These four games against Peterborough, Ipswich, Fleetwood and Hull give us a chance to lay down a marker and show our competitors what we can do.

“If we can get points against those sides it will put us in a good position to attack the second half of the season.”

Pompey beat Peterborough in front of 2,000 of their supporters last Saturday and Williams was delighted by their backing.

He said: “Having some of our fans back in the ground made it even more special, especially in the second half.

“We were shooting towards the Fratton End and it felt like old times – as though we were back to normal.”


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