Williams is loving it at Ipswich

WELSH wizard Gavin Williams cannot wait to savour his first victory in an Ipswich Town shirt.

WELSH wizard Gavin Williams cannot wait to savour his first victory in an Ipswich Town shirt, writes Elvin King.

The 25-year-old Pontypridd-born midfielder, who is on loan from West Ham, has settled in well at Portman Road and gave a man-of-the-match display in the 1-1 home Championship draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Two draws and two defeats are the sum total of his four starts in a Blues shirt, with the Welsh international scoring on his debut at Coventry.

Williams, whose enthusiasm is infectious, said today: “I am enjoying it so much - and we are not


“I can only imagine how good it will be when we do.”

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Williams has had his loan period extended into a

second month and will

definitely be with Ipswich until the start of next month.

He is delighted with that - and would be delighted to remain longer at Portman Road.

Williams said: “I can see a victory coming. We were unlucky at Cardiff City last week when we lost Fabian Wilnis early on - and then conceded a goal in stoppage time.

“It must surely be just around the corner before I break my duck - and the home match against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday will be an ideal opportunity.

“If we want to stay in with a chance of ending the season in the play-offs then we need a win quickly.

“I am enjoying my football and would be delighted to stay with Ipswich until at least the end of the season.”

Williams has brought energy to the Town midfield, and has impressed manager Joe Royle.

“Within ten minutes of watching Gavin play I knew he was an Ipswich-type player,” said Royle.

“He has done very well for us in his first four matches. After missing out on first team games at West Ham in the first third of the season, he needs to play.

“Gavin is a proud Welshman and loves playing for his country, so the more matches he plays for us the better chance he has of getting remaining high in John Toshack's thoughts.”

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