Rotherham’s Ryan Williams believes his happy personal life has led to him playing his best ever football.
Williams has been a key player for the Millers in the Championship this term, playing in both a wide and more recently the number 10 position.
It coincides with him getting engaged and his fiancee falling pregnant and the Australian is loving life.
This is his fourth crack at the second tier, having also played at this level for Portsmouth, Fulham and Barnsley, but he knows this is the best he has performed.
“I have played in the Championship for four different clubs now, but never been in a position where I can assert myself,” the 25-year-old said.
“Now I am fit and healthy, had a full season last year, got promoted, and am just really enjoying myself.
“I am enjoying working with the boys, it’s working out really well. What would make it even better is if we can get more points.
“I am happy off the pitch too, I recently got engaged, got a baby on the way, so there’s not really a lot for me to be unhappy about.
“I am still quite young, in footballing terms, playing regularly in the Championship.”
Williams has been part of a Millers said that has performed, but not picked up the points they have probably deserved.
That leaves them hovering close to the bottom three, but Williams says that is a false position and is adamant his side can survive this term.
“Realistically, we should be six points better off than we are,” he said.
“Last weekend against Bolton I thought we were the better team and should have come out with all three points.
“Stoke, two goals ahead at home, we shouldn’t be conceding twice. Another game which sticks in my head was the Nottingham Forest game, I gave away a penalty in the last minute which cost us a point.
“We are not worried, I know we are just outside the relegation zone, because we are playing well.
“We are not getting hammered, we just need to turn these one-pointers into three, and defeats into one point.
“Hopefully, we can get enough points on the board to stay out of that bottom three.
“We maybe need a bit of luck too. The harder you work, the luckier you get.
“We just need to keep what we are doing. I definitely think we will be in this league next season.”