Blackburn Rovers beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 at Ewood Park Saturday.

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:

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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