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Del's debut memories...

Defender Williams takes on a side against whom it all began for him back in 2012

2 November 2018

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Playing Queens Park Rangers will always bring back special memories for Rovers defender Derrick Williams.

It was back in 2012 when Williams made his professional debut, as he appeared off the bench for Aston Villa against the Hoops at Loftus Road.
 
So what memories does the 25-year-old have from that day in west-London and how does he feel he's developed in those six years.
 
“I remember coming on and marking Shaun Wright-Phillips. I read him the first time and then I remember Adel Taarabt on the ball and thinking how good he was," Williams recollected to iFollow Rovers.
 
“My debut was a great moment and I preferred being thrown in the deep end and testing myself.
 
“I’d say I’m now a lot wiser and more professional. I’m hungrier as well now. I want to get back to the top level and I want to do it with Blackburn.
 
“I got a taste of playing for Ireland in the summer and I want more of it. I remember being on the pitch for Ireland and looking round the stadium thinking back to how all those lonely training days have been worth it."
 

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