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Shaun Williams pleased with the style of play under Gary Rowett

Posted on January 15, 2020 in Millwall

Millwall midfielder Shaun Williams has said that he has been impressed with the style of play under current manager Gary Rowett. The former Derby County boss took charge of the south London side at the backend of October and he has since transformed the club’s fortunes with just one league defeat from seven league games.

During this period, Rowett has preferred to go with a less direct style of play unlike his predecessor Neil Harris and that has certainly paid dividends with the team staying well clear of the drop zone. At the weekend, Williams was on the right end of a superb team move as he scored at the hour mark against Birmingham City but his efforts were not sufficient after Jake Clarke-Salter equalised for the Blues 11 minutes from time.

Speaking shortly after that game, Williams cited that his team had the better chances of winning the clash but Connal Trueman had a top game in the opposition goal. He added that he is enjoying with the new style of play under Rowett whereby the team are urged to build up from the back rather than seeking the direct route to the attack.

He told: “I think we had that many good chances, and obviously their keeper had a great game, I think we should won. We’re being encouraged now to build up play and not just play more direct, so it’s suiting me down to the ground. We have different press triggers. A lot of the time they gave the ball away quite sloppily in the first half and a couple of times in the second half and we didn’t capitalise on that [Saturday].”

Millwall have accumulated 26 points after the opening 15 games. They are currently five points behind the playoff positions and the fans will be hoping that the team can build up a winning run during the forthcoming festive schedule.

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