Ryan Williams talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Millers winger Ryan Williams believes the club’s next four fixtures, which start with a South Yorkshire derby with Sheffield Wednesday, could be pivotal in shaping his side’s fortunes in the Sky Bet Championship in 2018/19.
Paul Warne’s side have pitted their wits admirably against some of the second tier’s highest-placed clubs and the Australian winger is relishing the opportunity of locking horns with a number of teams in and around them in the Championship standings over the festive period.
“I can't wait. Not just for this weekend's game, but for the next four, which are massive games,” Williams told www.themillers.co.uk.
“The teams we have played in the last seven games haven't been teams that have been around us and we've done really well. I think if you look at the next four it could give us a real chance to get some momentum and put some breathing space between the rest of the pack.
“It's a very exciting and important part of the season for us. They could be the four most important games of the season.”
Williams continued to add that the opportunity to be involved in a first derby with the Owls is something to look forward to, but is more concerned by the outcome of the fixture at Hillsborough this weekend.
“It would be awesome to add your name to the games that the fans remember,” he explained.
“First and foremost, we'll be focusing on the team goal and if we get three points I'll be more than happy.
“We just want to try and get that away record better if we can, no matter who it is against, if it is Wednesday then great.”
The attacker also took time to reflect on the most recent match action, which came in the form of a defeat at table-topping Norwich City, bringing an end to their seven-game unbeaten run, explaining that he and his teammates were dissatisfied with their overall showing at Carrow Road.
“We came in really disappointed after the game and that speaks volumes,” Williams added.
“Norwich are top of the league so it shows how far we've come. I think once we were 1-0 up, when my shot hit the post, I think if we get a little bit of luck and it goes in, it's a different game.
“We gave a good account of ourselves as we always do and while it was a difficult game, we came in disappointed and we should be really because we gifted them some goals.”