Parfitt-Williams' hard graft paying dividends

Djair Parfitt-Williams has scored four goals in three games
After netting his fourth goal in three games, 19-year-old forward Djair Parfitt-Williams said he was delighted that his hardwork is paying off.

The versatile player, who can play on either wing as well as upfront, is enjoying his rich vein of goalscoring form which has contributed to the Dev Squad’s nine game unbeaten run.

Speaking after bagging a brace away at Fulham on Friday 22 January, he beamed: “I’m delighted of course, I mean, I’m scoring goals and providing a few assists so I’m doing well.

“I think for me, and the team, we are all confident. We’re winning games, we’re passing it well, and we’re doing very well in general.”

Having made his first team debut in the early rounds of the Europa League campaign, Pariftt-Williams had to be patient for his first goal of the season – a neat finish away at Exeter City’s U21s.

Now, with four to his name in the last three games, he is certainly playing with renewed confidence: “I work hard and do the best I can do every day, everyone here does that’s why we are playing as well as we are.

“I’m not sure what it is that I’m doing differently, maybe that extra bit of hard-work, thankfully it’s paying off now.”

He and his teammates will now hope that the explosive player can maintain his form for Wednesday’s quarter-final U21 Premier League Cup clash with Blackburn Rovers at Rush Green, 7pm, free admission.  

Looking ahead to the game with Rovers, Parfitt-Williams said his side are relishing the prospect of extending their cup run: “We’ve got a lot of confidence going into the quarter-final, we know that we can beat anybody.

“We did the same thing last week as well, coming back from a goal down. I think that’s the best sign of our confidence that we’re able to keep passing it around even if we’re losing, knowing that we’re good enough to create chances and win games.” 

*Photos courtesy of Rob Sambles Photography/Fulham FC