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Derrick Williams says he is loving the link up at the back with countryman Darragh Lenihan

11 April 2019

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Derrick Williams believes a regular spot in the back four for the rest of the season will bring out the best in him - particularly if he's alongside good friend Darragh Lenihan.

The Irish duo linked up at the heart of the Rovers backline in the excellent 2-0 home victory over Derby County in midweek, playing their part in a first clean sheet in the last four outings.

And discussing the partnership, the 26-year-old is keen for the same combination again, with a trip to Nottingham Forest next on the agenda for the team on Saturday afternoon.

“Playing centre half with Darragh, I felt it worked well. We compliment each other well," Williams reflected to iFollow Rovers.

“We’re good friends and bounce off each other. We can shout at each other and know it’s never personal.

“We talk and when we play together we have a good combination.

“Every position on the pitch should be talking to each other, but especially the centre backs. Sometimes you need a kick up the backside, sometimes you need encouragement.

“I’d like a run of games at centre half, because I don’t think I’ve played too much in that role in a back four," he added.

“I’ve played the position when I was younger, it was only when I signed here at Rovers that I turned into a left back."

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