Shaun Williams will risk more bookings – if it helps Millwall

© Millwall FC
© Millwall FC

SHAUN Williams says he has no intention of curbing the aggression in his game – even if it means risking accumulating more yellow cards.

The midfielder became the first Lions player to pick up five bookings this season, meaning he missed the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy win over Northampton through suspension.

Williams believes a number of those cautions were necessary as they benefitted the team.

He said: “It was probably a better game to miss than a league game.

“I think three or four out of the five yellow cards were when I was taking one for the team. I’m not really too fussed – if I’ve to do it five more times I will.”

Meanwhile the 28-year-old feels Millwall are now playing a more constructive game, and that it has helped his own form as well as boosting overall confidence and results.

He explained: “We have a bit of a different game plan now and we’re actually playing a bit more football whereas before it was a bit more get it forward and get after it and run around.

“But there wouldn’t really be much point in me playing if we weren’t passing the football. I’m not the type rattle around and chase other people, I’m more effective when we have the ball rather than when we’re without it.

“I think (that change) is going to help us. Obviously we’ve won more games so confidence is a bit higher, people seem a bit more relaxed on the ball and tend to pass it a bit more.”