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Williams pleased with Wigan point

Derrick proud of Rovers' defensive display at the DW Stadium

30 October 2017

Derrick Williams says Rovers can take plenty of positives from Saturday's game at Wigan into tomorrow's home fixture with Fleetwood Town.

Rovers recorded a seventh clean sheet of the season at the DW Stadium, despite having to play over 30 minutes with 10 men following Elliott Bennett's contentious dismissal.

Williams was pleased with Rovers' defensive display, but insists it took a team effort to secure a valuable point against the high-flying hosts.

He now hopes Rovers can follow it up with a win against Fleetwood at Ewood Park on Tuesday night and take full advantage of the game in hand.

"We're happy with the result," said the 24-year-old, who made a magnificent last-ditch tackle to deny Ivan Toney midway through the first half.

"I think we could have nicked it in the end, but we'll definitely take that given the circumstances of going a man down quite early on.

"I thought we all defended really well and worked hard, so overall we're pretty pleased with that.

"I thought the whole team worked really hard. The midfield players really got around the pitch well and helped the defenders a lot, so the defenders can't take all the credit.

"As a team we did really well I thought, especially when we went down to nine men, because at that point it was difficult. 

"We had one or two chances, but they were quite hard chances to put away, so we'll take it.

"Before the game, it would have been good to come here and win, but given the circumstances, I think we'll take the draw and we'll push on to Tuesday now and try to make it right.

"Fleetwood are quite similar to Wigan I think. They're a passing team, so hopefully we can stop them, like we did against Wigan, and really kick on and make the most of this game in hand.

"They're also near us in the table, so we need to beat the teams around us and hopefully we can do that."


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