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Derrick's a "beacon of consistency"

The boss has praised the ever-present defender for his solid performances

19 February 2018

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Derrick Williams could make his 50th consecutive league start for Rovers against Bury tonight and, ahead of the game, has been described by Tony Mowbray as a "beacon of consistency."

The versatile Irishman has been an ever-present in the Blues back-line in 2017/18, having played every minute of every league game this season.

Williams was named Rovers' Player of the Year last season and has been praised by the boss as he continues to impress.

“Derrick's been a beacon of consistency," Mowbray told reporters.

"He’s played at centre-half, left-back and wing-back, so the physical demands put on him have been huge.

"There’s a big difference in the amount of running you do at centre-half and wing-back.

"You probably do twice the amount of running at wing-back, so for his body to sustain and do both, it’s phenomenal.

"To have the energy to gallop up and down as a wing-back and also have the discipline to stay in at centre-half, it’s remarkable.

"His performance level has remained high and he deserves great credit.”

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