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Del desperate to mark his milestone in style

It'll be 250 club career appearances for Derrick Williams, should he play this weekend at Nottingham Forest

12 April 2019

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Should he play, Derrick Williams will make his 250th club career appearance, and the Irishman is hoping to mark the landmark with another positive performance.

Del played his part in a victory and a clean sheet in the midweek victory over Derby County at Ewood Park, and is targeting back-to-back wins to revitalise an upbeat Rovers.

The defender, who can count Ason Villa and Bristol City as former clubs before arriving in East Lancashire in the summer of 2016, is eager to continue tallying up the numbers.

“It’s nice to reach that figure. It’s not something I acknowledge too much when I’m playing, but to reach that number at my age is a good achievement," he told iFollow Rovers ahead of this weekend's game at Nottingham Forest.

“I’m aiming to reach 500 appearances at a minimum.

“I usually get a good result when the milestones come around. I remember by 250th league game was at Stoke earlier this season and we won away from home there.

“I think Villa at home was another milestone and I got Man of the Match."

And on this weekend's encounter against the Reds at The City Ground, Williams believes all the pressure is on the home side, who currently sit eight points off the play-offs.

“Hopefully we can have similar fortune this time around on Saturday, but we know it will be a tough match for us," Derrick confessed.

“It’s a lovely place to play and the atmosphere is always good. They are chasing the play-offs and really need to win the game.

“That should make for an entertaining spectacle."

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