Blackburn Rovers supporters have taken to Twitter to respond to defender Derrick Williams, after he thanked the fans for their support during the 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers at Ewood Park on Saturday.
Rovers headed into the clash coming off the back of a decent 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion, and they continued their pursuit of a potential playoff spot as they saw off an in-form QPR side.
For large spells the game was fairly even, with few clear-cut chances either side, but after late pressure Blackburn were awarded a penalty five minutes from time, which Bradley Dack slotted past Joe Lumley.
Not long after the game, popular centre-back Williams sent a message to the club’s supporters with many responses suggesting he was Blackburn’s outstanding player on the day:
Clean sheet and 3 points. Another big one next week! Thanks to the fans that came out. #brfc— Derrick Williams (@DSWilliams_) November 3, 2018
Your performance today might go under the radar for many.— Jen Bellamy (@EricBlueMonster) November 3, 2018
But it shouldn’t.
Solid. Yet agile when needed.
Great game today Derrick - very impressed with your performance— Mike Graham (@miggybrfc) November 3, 2018
Man o the match today Derrick. Called it after 10 minutes....— Al Fielding (@no1AlFielding) November 3, 2018
Best player today DW— Oliver Craddock (@TheOliverC) November 3, 2018
Quality you and darragh today fella ⚪⚪— Joe (@Joe_frozenlegs) November 3, 2018
Another solid performance from Mr consistent! ⭕⚪— Ash (@ashyb87) November 3, 2018
MOM today for me— James Robinson (@jamesrobbo26) November 3, 2018
Boss— Rupert Whyte (@RupertWhyte) November 3, 2018
The 25-year-old put in quite a shift at the back for Tony Mowbray’s side, making two interceptions, five effective clearances, with a whopping ten aerial duels won (Whoscored) – more than any other player on the pitch.
Williams, a 2016 signing from Bristol City, is capable of playing at both left-back and in the middle and is highly thought of at Blackburn, signing a new three-year contract last summer. He was instrumental in helping Blackburn keep their first clean sheet at Ewood Park since August, when they beat a then high-flying Brentford side 1-0.
QPR arrived at Ewood Park boasting a five-game unbeaten run, but victory for Tony Mowbray’s side saw them move above the Hoops and into eighth spot – one point behind Nottingham Forest in the playoffs.
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