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Hat-Trick Of Clean Sheets Delights Williams

Derrick Williams insisted he was just as happy to keep a clean sheet after scoring his second goal of the season in last night’s 2-0 victory over Coventry City in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

The Irishman’s 30th minute header, which he later admitted was not the cleanest connection, helped the hosts settle into the Ashton Gate tie before Aaron Wilbraham struck 15 minutes from time to ensure City’s place in a two-legged southern area final against Gillingham. 

But for Williams it was the defensive side of City’s display that caught the eye. 

“It was great to get another clean sheet – that’s three in a row now,” he told Bristol City Player

“The aim is to take our form into Saturday now and get another three points to stay top of the table. 

“I was delighted to get on the scoresheet. 

“It was a great ball in from Luke Freeman. I jumped and it kind of hit me between the head and back. 

“It might not have been the cleanest of goals, but luckily enough it went in.” 

When asked if City needed to stay grounded with another round to negotiate, Williams argued there was nothing wrong with being driven on by the prospect of a first major final of his career. 

“I think it’s alright to be excited about the prospect of getting to Wembley,” he added. 

“I want to go there and I’m sure the same can be said of all the lads in the dressing room. 

“When the area final comes around we’ll use that as motivation. It’s a massive opportunity that doesn’t come around often. 

“Take Wadey (Wade Elliott), he’s had a long career but has only played there once.” 

Tickets are available for City’s next home game against Crawley Town on Saturday by calling Supporter Services on 0117 963 0600, online and from the Bristol Sport Megastore.

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