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Midfielder Williams enjoying life at Millwall

26 August 2016

Irishman Shaun discusses THAT goal and more

Shaun Williams says his stunning long-range goal against Nottingham Forest at The Den on Tuesday night was a result of his renewed confidence in a Millwall shirt.

The 29-year-old lobbed Reds keeper Stephen Henderson from inside the centre circle in what was one of the finest goals ever scored by a Lions player.

That strike made it two in two for Williams, who also netted against Sheffield United last Saturday, and the Irishman has been reflecting on what he describes as the best goal of his career.

"They had been enjoying a lot of possession so when I got it I knew the keeper would be in a more advanced position," Williams revealed.

"I had a quick look up, saw that he was near the edge of his box and decided to have a go. I've tried it a few times before but have never had the right accuracy until Tuesday night!

"When I hit it I started wheeling away because I had a feeling that the keeper wasn't going to get it and lucky enough it cleared him and went in.

"It's the best goal I've ever scored and I'm delighted that the fans were there to see it."

Williams has been in impressive form so far this season and looks set to be an integral part of the starting Xl once again as The Lions aim at mounting a promotion challenge during the coming weeks and months. 

"I had a good pre-season and started the first few games well so I think the goal on Tuesday was a result of the confidence I've got at the moment," he added.

"I'm going to keep playing my game as well as I can and hopefully I can score a few more this season.

"I've got to grips with playing in a 4-4-2 - something I'd never previously done before - and I'm really enjoying my football at the moment.

"While we had the blip at Peterborough, generally we've started the season well and hopefully we can continue that at Chesterfield on Saturday."


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