Mind The Gap!

Wins not Wembley will be on Randell Williams’ mind when he steps out at the Unibol again.

Wanderers are into the semi-finals of the Papa Johns Trophy and will know who’s standing between them and a place in the Wembley final when the draw for the last four is made at around 2.30pm on Saturday.

Half an hour later the Whites will kick-off in League One against a Portsmouth side whose own Trophy ambitions were ended in a 1-0 loss to Ian Evatt’s men on Tuesday night.

And Williams insists all thoughts will be on trying to narrow the gap at the top end of the table as Wanderers chase a quick home win double over their south coast opponents.

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“Right now our focus is the league,” insisted Williams.

“We’ve got a lot of points to make up and we’ve got to win games to do so.

“I think this game might look a little bit different. They’ve got a point to prove and might come out a bit more aggressive. We’ve got to deal with it and find a solution.

“Three points is massive in every game we play now. We have to win as many as possible and that’s just down to us. We’ve got to go out and perform.

“Promotion should be in everyone’s minds. I know it is quite a lot of points to get over the line, but I don’t see why we can’t go on a fantastic run.”

Wanderers could move up to fourth in the table with victory over Portsmouth as they look to extend an unbeaten seven-game run.

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Williams has been impressed with what he’s seen from his new team-mates so far following his arrival from Hull City as the Whites’ first January signing.

The wideman was given an instant baptism in last Saturday’s 0-0 draw with league leaders Plymouth and then stepped things up with an eye-catching performance via the bench in the mid-week Trophy win.

“Having my debut against Plymouth I thought they were excellent. I think the boys have been really good in the last two games. We’ve just got to keep scoring goals and winning games,” Williams added.

“It’s actually been really enjoyable. From not playing to playing is always going to be enjoyable for me personally. I’m just happy to be out there again and playing football.

“You want to play in all the big games. I’m surprised I lasted 75 minutes or whatever it was last week! It was just really good to be out there and I thought the fans were fantastic.

“I just felt better within myself (on Tuesday night). You could tell I had a little bit of rust last Saturda,y but I felt I was coming back into my own, getting back to one-v-ones and carrying the ball which I’m good at.

“That will come with time. The more I play, the more confident I will get.”

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