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The Will To Win

3 October 2016

Hitman Andy says Rovers need to understand they're a good side after Pompey triumph.

Andy Williams was thrilled to score his sixth goal of the season which resulted in Rovers taking all three points in a top six battle with Portsmouth on Saturday.

The strikers’ effort came after forward partner John Marquis had already set the visitors on their way to a 2-1 victory.

Williams said: “I think we were good. I said prior to the game that we've had spells recently where we've good but not got the result that we deserved and we possibly threatened to do that again, not taking all the chances we should have done, but thankfully we held on and got a much deserved win for me.

“Thankfully we got a couple of goals, rather than just the one which put pressure on the opposition. 

“It was frustrating to go in conceding one just before half time but I thought we came out in the second half and were a lot more resolute than we have been in recent weeks - we rode our luck a little bit but at the other end we were a little disappointed not to finish the game off.”

Rovers now have three out of their next four league fixtures on home soil and, being second in the league table, Williams reckons he and his teammates can kick on.

“I think it gives us a good springboard,” he said. 

“We're second in the league now and you'd take that at this stage of the season.

“I think that there might be a few in the group who don't realise how good we can be. 

“I’m not one of them, I know how good we should be, and that we should be right up there and I think we're showing that now and Portsmouth have seen that and a few other sides have been impressed by us lately.”

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