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WILLIAMS: I HAVE A POINT TO PROVE

5 April 2019

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Danny Williams on returning back to full fitness

- Danny Williams previews Town’s game against Leicester City
- Midfielder on showing Town fans what he can do
- Subscribe to #HTTV+ to watch Danny’s full interview

“I still have a point to prove” said Danny Williams who is determined to help Huddersfield Town in the Club’s final six games of the Premier League season.

The USA international has had a stop, start season after suffering two long-term injuries in the last 12 months.

However, now back to full fitness and with three weeks of training under his belt, he explained that he wants to show everyone what he can do, starting with this weekend’s game against Leicester City.

“It’s a time to prepare for next season because if you finish the season on a high or a positive note, then you can take that momentum into the next season.

“We all know how relentless the Championship is, so we should be doing everything possible to get as many points out of the next six games.

“For me, as well, I still have to prove a point. This season I couldn’t show what I was able to do and that’s motivation enough for me to show, not only the Head Coach and the fans, but myself that I can compete at the highest level.”

Danny returned to First Team action last weekend coming on as a substitute as Huddersfield Town was beaten by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

It was the midfielder’s first appearance since early December, however, the Terriers relegation from the Premier League made him come away from the match with indifferent feelings.

“It was mixed emotions for me after the Palace game. I think the Club is bigger than every individual, so I felt for the fans and ourselves.

“We played a good game and had our chances, especially in the first half. The boys leave everything out on the pitch every Saturday.

“After the game, it was frustrating and disappointing to see the fans who travelled and supported us because they’ve been immense this season.

“On a positive note, I’m back on the pitch, which I needed. However much training you do, nothing compares to a match day. It was just so good to be back out there challenging.”

Now delighted to be back competing for Town, Danny explained how difficult the last year has been for him.

“It’s been the worst. After my first injury and my surgery, I was at every home game to support the team.

“The second injury happened, and I needed some time off and away from football. The staff told me to go away to do some rehab to take my mind off it.

“When it’s such a hard season and you watch the boys play, you support them, but you can’t be on the pitch, it’s frustrating.

"If things aren’t going well, then you’re even more frustrated in front of the TV at home. I remember thinking ‘Jesus, come on, just make sure this knee is all right’.

“It was probably the most frustrating year of my footballing career, so far. Mentally challenging, but I like to leave that stuff in the past.

“Thank god I’m fit now and I’m looking forward to the end of the season.”

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