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MJ Homing In On Key Spell

Midfielder keen to start winning run after committing to Wanderers

12 November 2021

MJ Williams is looking for a big home run to help get Wanderers heading back up the League One table.

Ian Evatt’s men have slipped into the bottom half on the back of a five-game winless run.

But the Whites have steadied the ship with a win and draw in cup competitions to earn a place in the knock-out rounds of the Papa John’s Trophy and set up an FA Cup replay at Stockport County next Wednesday night.

And Williams is now looking to regain some momentum in the league with three of Wanderers’ next four games all at the University of Bolton Stadium – starting with tonight’s visit of bottom club Crewe Alexandra.

“I’m sure we’ve learned from last season. When I joined they had been through a tough time but came out of it on the right side and I’m sure we’ll do that again,” said Williams, who signed at the end of January transfer window with Wanderers 19th in League Two.

“I know we’ve got the ability to do that. We just need to put a few wins together now and hopefully it will be a good month.

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“We’ve got a few home games to look forward to and we’ll see how we get on.

“It is a crucial spell. They always say about the Christmas period you’ll know where you are after that.

“We’ve just got to attack in now and have a really positive attitude to this month and in the future and I’m sure we’ll be fine.

“We’ve got a great set of players here and I’m sure there will be some good games ahead.”

Williams is set to extend his 100 per cent starting record in league fixtures for Wanderers as they seek a third home success of the campaign against a Crewe side yet to win away.

And the former Rochdale and Blackpool midfielder – who celebrated his 26th birthday last Saturday – is hungry to keep that run going after signing a new deal to keep him with the Whites until at last June, 2023.

“That’s what I’ve wanted to do. In the past I’ve had a few injuries and now I just feel like I’ve really found myself,” Williams added.

“You want to go out and enjoy your football and that’s what I’m doing.

“Every week I want to give everything I’ve got and help the team as much as I can.

“I just want to keep doing that and thankfully I’ve got the new contract to carry that on. I’m improving and I just want to keep going now.”

To watch a full interview with MJ, click HERE


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