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Williams Enjoying Central Role

Winger looks ahead to Fleetwood trip

15 January 2021

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

Ryan Williams had shone in a more central role for Pompey before Covid-19 wiped out three fixtures.

The highlight was undoubtedly a brace to secure all three points at fellow promotion hopefuls Ipswich before Christmas.

Now the Blues will finally return to League One action when they make the long trip to Fleetwood this weekend.

And Williams hopes that both he and the team can maintain the form that took them to the summit a few weeks ago.

He said: “It’s always a tough game against Fleetwood – particularly away. We played them fairly recently and it was a stalemate.

“The manager has just left and you often get a bit of an upturn after that, so we’re expecting a hard test, especially with the long journey and the weather.

“But we’ve been really good on the road so far this season and we’ll be heading there looking to get the win.

"The boys have been finding me in the pockets and that allows me to do what I do best – turn on the ball and drive."

Ryan Williams

“Personally, I’m playing with confidence and have been given a new role in that ‘number 10’ position, which has been working really well.

“The boys have been finding me in the pockets and that allows me to do what I do best – turn on the ball and drive.

“I’m really happy here with the way the team has been performing, so long may that continue. Hopefully we can get even better.”

Departing loanee Cam Pring recently hailed the camaraderie in the Pompey dressing room and Williams agrees with his assessment.

The Australian said: “A lot of the boys have been together for two or three years now and that helps with the balance.

“We’re a tight-knit group and I would probably say that the team spirit this season has been a lot better than it was last year.

“You’ve got your leaders and I play the music after the games. There’s a bit of everything – 70s, 80s, 90s, a bit of house. I’ve had some very good reviews!”

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