Ryan Williams talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Rotherham United winger Ryan Williams says he and his Millers teammates have been pleased with their early adaptation to life in the Championship, but admits that their points tally in the second tier could be greater as they return to action following the international break.
Like many of the star performers in League One last season, the Australian has had to patiently bide his time for a starting berth in the Millers assault on the Sky Bet Championship with boss Paul Warne keen to utilise all of his squad.
However, having featured from the off in the recent outings against Wigan Athletic, Millwall and Hull, Williams explains that overall, he has been happy with the start that his side have made to the new season.
"I don't think anyone expected us to start off as well as we have done,” he told www.themillers.co.uk.
“Realistically, aside from the opening day, we could have had something from every game we have played.
“I am happy, and I think the rest of the boys are happy, with where we are. We could have done better, and the game that sticks out for me is the Hull one. We could have maybe got something at Wigan the other week as well.”
The 24-year-old had impressed in early season cameos from the bench before becoming a more regular starter in recent weeks and he believes his style of play is better suited to the fast-paced nature of English football’s second tier.
"It is different from League One. I feel personally that my game is a little better suited to this league,” Williams continued.
“I am enjoying it, it is obviously where I want to be, that's why I came to Rotherham in the first place - to get promoted and we did in the end. We are here on merit, we are here because we deserve to be here, so I think we need to stick our chests out a little more and go into games with the feeling that we can get points from these games.
"Sometimes it isn't always dips in form for the changes, but also for the opposition that we are playing. I think that maybe with my legs, some of the away games suit me more than some of the other boys, but it is what it is.
“It is just like last season where we are all chomping at the bit to get a start, and if you get the nod you just have to go out and enjoy every game because you don't know what is around the corner - you might not play for five games. I just go out there, try and be competitive, put myself about, work hard and enjoy it.”