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MJ: I Couldn't Be Happier

Williams delighted with fans' backing as Wanderers head back home

30 September 2021

MJ Williams is loving life with Wanderers as he aims to keep the feel-good factor going.

Williams has quickly become a key figure in Ian Evatt’s plans at the University of Bolton Stadium.

And the midfielder says he couldn’t be happier with how things are working out since his arrival from Blackpool at the end of January.

“I do see a lot of messages from people about the way I’ve been playing, which is really nice to see,” said Williams – an ever-present during last season’s promotion run-in and the start of Wanderers’ League One campaign.

“I love my football here at Bolton and I’d say it is the happiest I have been in football.

“I just want to keep working hard for the team and hopefully the fans can recognise that as well.

“I have loved every single minute of this season and even since I joined the club. I knew I’d be happy here. I hope that shows on the pitch too.”

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Williams – who also had a spell with Rochdale after leaving Liverpool in 2018 – plays a vital role as Wanderers’ midfield anchor.

The 25-year-old has helped Evatt’s men make an impressive start to life in League One, with Tuesday night’s superb 4-1 win at Charlton Athletic lifting them to within a point of the play-off places.

Wanderers were backed by almost 900 travelling supporters on a rainy night in London as they won for the second time in three away games.

And Williams is full of praise for the backing of the fans as he looks forward to being back home to face Shrewsbury Town at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday.

“They have been absolutely brilliant for us,” added the Welshman.

“Even last game against Charlton, with that many fans away in London on a Tuesday night, we can’t thank them enough.

“Looking at the last home fixture, there were 20,000 in the stadium and it was a massive boost for us all.

“I am sure they are proud of the way we are playing and I have seen from some of the comments that it’s the best stuff they’ve seen in a long time.

“That sort of response gives us confidence to go out there and continue to play that way, as we know they are enjoying it.

“We just want them to continue showing their support, which I know they will, and hopefully we can make them proud.”

Read the full interview with MJ in Saturday’s edition of match-day magazine ‘The Wanderer’, which will be available in and around the ground for £3.

And get your tickets to be at the game by going HERE


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