Millwall midfielder Shaun Williams has said that he has enjoyed new the style of play under boss Gary Rowett at The Den.
The 33-year-old defensive midfielder has told News at Den that the new system that Rowett has tried to put into effect at Millwall suits his game, and that the squad are enjoying putting the new methods into practice on the pitch.
Williams, who has featured on fifteen occasions for the Bermondsey side this season in the Championship, stated that one key change to the philosophy at Millwall under Rowett has been to play the ball along the floor more and to be less direct in their approach during games.
“We’re being encouraged now to build up play and not just play more direct, so it’s suiting me down to the ground,” the midfielder said.
Rowett has not made a drastic overhaul just yet at Millwall, as the Lions boss has been working out what formations suit the side best with the players he has at his disposal.
“We’ve tried different formations against different teams and everybody’s on the same hymn sheet,” Williams added.
Millwall have made a good start under Rowett in his six matches in charge at The Den, losing just once.
The Lions have drawn their last two matches, and next take on Nottingham Forest this Saturday.
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Williams’ comments are encouraging for Millwall fans to hear, as the players have taken on board how Gary Rowett wants them to play, and it is paying dividends.
While maintaining elements of the game that Millwall are known for, such as their strength at set-pieces, Rowett is also gradually adding principles of his football philosophy to the side – not making the changes too drastic for the players.