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Williams: Draw Would Have Been A Fair Result

19 August 2021

Wideman Randell Williams says a point would have been a fair result after a 1-0 defeat against Derby County.

Sam Baldock’s second-half finish condemned the Tigers to successive league defeats for the first time since December 2020, but the 24-year old felt a point apiece would have been the right outcome.

“Personally, I don’t think we deserved to lose the game,” said Williams.

“However, I don’t think we deserved to win it either as there wasn’t much in the game; I think a nil-nil would have been a fair result.

“We set out a game plan to be as direct as possible and the manager gave me and Keane (Lewis-Potter) the licence to get forward every time we won the ball and I thought it worked in our favour.

“Sadly, we didn’t carry that out in the second half, but I thought it was a good opening 45 minutes from the boys and it’s something we need to work on throughout the season.”

Despite the defeat, it was Williams’ full debut for the Tigers, before being withdrawn for league debutant Will Jarvis in the second half, and the former Exeter man is eager to make his mark in the Championship.

“I’m happy to make my full debut,” added Williams.

“Unfortunately, I missed out on the first match of the season due to Covid, but I’ve come back not too bad in my first start.

“Minutes in football are vital as I felt it in my legs a bit in the second half, but I’m hoping a full week of training will be good for me going forward.

“There’s things I need to work on to improve and I’ll work hard on the training ground to make myself and the team better throughout the season.”

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