Ex-Millwall man Shaun Williams: I rejected Championship offers to sign for Portsmouth

Shaun Williams has revealed that he turned down the chance to stay in the Championship in favour of joining Portsmouth.

The Republic of Ireland international made 295 appearances and scored 18 goals for the Lions.

The 34-year-old has signed a one-year deal at Fratton Park.

Williams told the Portsmouth News: “I had opportunities to stay in the Championship. But I think, for the project that is at hand here, it was too hard not to turn down.

“If you can have success then why not do it at a team that’s looking to push on? We’d been successful at Millwall, but had then stayed in the same league. So here, you can make a name for yourself at a club and make a mark for when you do leave.

“The club is definitely on an upward curve.

“I won’t be box-to-box anymore but I usually play in a one or two. Whatever the manager decides, I’m happy to play. I’ve always been a defensive midfielder that likes to foray forward the odd time.

“There aren’t as many left-footed players out there, so hopefully it can bring some balance to the team.”

 


 

Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ


Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.

Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *