DERRICK Williams said he wanted to atone for his error which led to Cardiff’s goal as he grabbed a late equaliser in Tuesday’s draw.

Williams scored his first goal for Rovers in the 90th minute to earn his side a point and keep them 20th in the table, two points above the bottom three.

The left-back had given away the ball in the lead up to Cardiff’s goal, scored by Kenneth Zohore in the 38th minute, and Williams was keen to make up for that by grabbing a goal at the other end.

He said: “I’d had a couple of chances before that and I wanted to make up for their goal really.

“I gave the ball away, quite far up the pitch but I felt like I shouldn’t have.

“I was pleased to get the goal.  The gaffer had told me to get in the box when I can and he gave me that freedom.

“When Connor (Mahoney) gets the ball you know he’s going to put it in to the box.

“I’m happy to get off the mark for Blackburn and can hopefully get a few more before the end of the season.

“It was a big point in the end but I felt we should have won the game, we pressed them well and made a lot of chances.”

Rovers have taken eight points out of a possible 12 under new head coach Tony Mowbray, and Williams admits confidence within the dressing room is high.

They face tough back-to-back away trips to Norwich tomorrow and then Fulham on Tuesday, but the 24-year-old says those tests won’t faze Rovers.

He told the club’s official website: “Seven points out of nine, it’s been a good week.

“We have two tough away games now but we’re looking forward to them.

“We’re confident, especially with the new gaffer and how he’s looking to play so there’s a good buzz around the dressing room.”

Williams has been given licence to get forward under Mowbray, and had gone close to breaking his duck in front of goal in recent weeks.

The summer signing from Bristol City says he's continuing to adapt his game under the new head coach and says he is enjoying his football at Ewood Park.

He added: “I am trying to do what I can to add to the team.

“The manager is really good, he talks you through your game.

“I’m learning all the time and really enjoy it.”