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George Williams looks ahead to Luton clash

3 February 2022

U’s right back George Williams previewed Cambridge United’s clash with Luton Town with local media on Thursday morning…

Looking ahead to Saturday:

“It’s a great opportunity for us, the Newcastle game was incredible, and we made memories that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.

“It's the furthest I've got in the FA Cup and I’m sure it's the same for some of the other lads. It also takes the heat off the league a little bit and gives us chance to focus on something different for a change which is nice.

“Luton are a good side and they’re doing really well in the Championship this season. These are the games you want to play in as a player and we’re all looking forward to a really good month.

“There is some really big games coming up and looking ahead to Saturday, it's a bit more of a free hit I guess, because no one will expect us to win. We know we're going to really go for it this and it's a chance to make some more memories.”

On playing at a packed-out Abbey Stadium:

“Obviously it’s going to be a little different to Newcastle in the Third Round, but it’s going to be quite the day playing in front of a sold-out Abbey. The Abbey really gets going when it's full so it should be a great atmosphere on Saturday. Me and the lads can’t wait for it!”

On memories of the FA Cup:

“I’ve only really got one fond memory of the FA Cup before joining Cambridge really. When I was at Worcester in the Conference North, we played Coventry away at the Ricoh. So that was pretty big.

“We beat them at the Ricoh which was huge for the club and that was my fondest memory probably. in the next round drew Scunthorpe and drew with them before losing on penalties in the replay.

“So that was that was my fondest memory until Newcastle which definitely surpasses that and is definitely one of my best days in football really.”

On making right back his own since joining the U’s:

“It was obviously mentioned before I joined the fact that [Kyle] Knoyle had gone and that right back was a position they needed to fill. So I knew that was going to be the case and I was really looking forward to it.

“That's my natural position and I love playing there. It's nice stick in the same position consistently, as over the years I’ve been played along the back line so it's nice to just stay in one position so you can really get into the groove then you know you can improve and get better and focus on that position.

“I absolutely love it and I feel right at home. This club is brilliant, and I've not enjoyed my football this much in years. It’s been really easy to really settle in, you know, I grew up playing at right back but I've not actually played there for a few years before this season.

“I settled in instantly at right back now and I’ve found a routine and that I love, so I’m really enjoying it and want to keep working hard for the team.”

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