Blackburn’s Derrick Williams believes anything is possible in the Championship ahead of the Lancashire Derby.

Ewood Park, The Home of Blackburn Rovers (Photo Credit: Wikimedia, Peter Bonnett)

Following last season’s promotion Blackburn have returned to the Championship and defender Derrick Williams is already experiencing the league’s unpredictability.

He said: “They say it’s the most competitive league in the world. Anyone can beat anyone, you’re a bit naïve if you think you’re going to win every game and not get beat by anyone.”

Ahead of the season, Blackburn were one of the favourites to get relegated but they’ve had an impressive start to the season and are two points behind sixth.

Williams added: “We’ve got a decent position; we’re close to the Play-Offs. If anyone had said that at the start of the season I think you would have taken their hand off; and I think a lot of fans would.”

Looking ahead to Bolton, the 25-year-old is wary of their threat but is still feeling confident. He said: “It’ll be a tough game. They look experienced, they’re strong, they’ve been doing very well as well recently.”

“Personally, I feel like we should be going there and getting three points so hopefully we’ll try and do that.”

The left back has only made four league starts this season after struggling with a shin problem. He was replaced by Amari’i Bell and has had to play at centre back on his return but Williams relishes the competition.

He continued: “I’m back fit and I want back into the team. There’s a lot of competition all over the pitch and it’s only good for the team. You can’t take these things personally you just have to know it’s a team game.”

Despite his interrupted start to the season, the defender is glad to have joined Blackburn from Bristol City two years ago and recently signed a new deal with the club.

He said: “I’m just really enjoying being here. I think we’re on the right track now. Something good is on the way and is happening again.

“It feels good to be around here, just the people, the fans, the manager; it’s just a good energy around here at the minute.”

A midweek defeat at home to Sheffield United came as a big setback for Rovers but Williams is hoping to bounce back this weekend.

He added: “You over analyse, it’s probably a good thing that we can just move on. We’ve just got to put that behind us and look forward to the Bolton game.”