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Williams: Supporters played their part

5 November 2014

Midfielder Shaun praises backing of Den faithful

Goalscorer Shaun Williams earned the plaudits in Tuesday night's 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers, but the midfielder reserved special praise of his own for those Lions fans who were rewarded for their excellent vocal backing with his super last-gasp leveller.

Millwall could have been dead and buried by the 65th-minute mark, at which stage they trailed 2-0 and were a man down following Andy Wilkinson's dismissal just moments before Rudy Gestede added to Shane Duffy's opener for Rovers.

But spurred on by the home crowd, who quite literally roared the team on to the final whistle, Williams and his team-mates dug in with great spirit and determination to claw their way back through Lee Martin (72mins) and then his own crisp 25-yard finish that flew into the back of the net.

Speaking to Lions Player Shaun said: "The decisions haven't really been going our way, but we're still digging deep and I think that with 11 on the pitch we probably could have won it.

"We always have the belief that we can get back in a game. I don't know what it is at the minute but we need to concede before we come out and attack. It's strange; we just need to shape up at set pieces and keep doing what we're doing going forward.

"In the first half there were a couple of moans and groans when we came off but when the fans got behind us; they pushed us on and definitely gave me that extra bit to chase down the centre halves and whoever else had the ball. Credit to them that they got behind us right until the end.

"We've got Brentford next at home this Saturday and we can take real encouragement from Tuesday night and can now hopefully push on."

A full interview with Shaun is available to Lions Player subscribers here

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