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Williams: We want a team performance on Tuesday

10 August 2021

Ro-Shaun Williams believes Rovers will be looking to put Saturday’s mistakes right as they face Sky Bet League Two Walsall in the first round of the Carabao Cup.

The defender was one of nine debutants in the defeat to AFC Wimbledon and he believes that the squad will keep improving every day as they build as a unit.

 

On a trip to Walsall in the Carabao Cup…

“Football is all about momentum and getting that winning feeling and – whether it’s in the cup or the league – we need to get that first win. We need to raise our performance from Saturday, so it’s all about getting a win on Tuesday and then try to carry that into Saturday against another Yorkshire team.

“The best thing about football is the games come thick and fast. We’ve done a debrief so we can forget about the game last Saturday and just look forward to Tuesday and creating a good team performance.

“The beauty of the cup is that there’s a chance to play teams in the league above you so it’s all about testing yourself and going as far as you can.”

 

On a rebuilding season…

“On the weekend, there were eight or nine debuts for the club and the front three were all making their league debuts so obviously it’s a new team so we’re getting used to how the manager wants us to play, but Saturday wasn’t a reflection of that individually and as a team.

“That’s what we need to work on and if we keep working and believing and get the process of what we’re trying to build the results will come. That will be good for the fans and exciting to watch.”

 

On partnership with Tom Anderson…

“Tom Anderson is a good guy and a good leader. He’s great around the changing room and the training ground, he speaks to the young boys and that’s what you want from your captain.

“Every day in training he sets a good example and everyone else has to get up to his standards – that’s what a captain is there for, to be a leader.

“I feel like I’ve got a good relationship with him, but obviously it can only get better as we go on, learning each other’s strengths and flaws and helping each other out as a partnership and a team.

“We’ve got a good group – it’s small at the moment – but it’s tightknit and we all have the same goals and ambitions. If we keep working together and listening to the coaches then something good can happen.”

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