Jonny Williams on being back fit and his Charlton future

After a pair of matches on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, Jonny Williams played 61 minutes on his return to the side on Saturday, helping Charlton claim an important 1-0 victory against Bradford City.

The midfielder was delighted to back in front of the Valley Faithful and says that he is enjoying his football in SE7.

“I’m fine and I’ve trained since Monday,” said fit-again Williams. “When I felt my hamstring against Portsmouth I feared the worst and, to be honest, I was looking at just making the play-offs. 

“It’s a blessing and luck was on my side for once. It wasn’t too bad and I only missed two games. I was delighted to be back for the Bradford game and get the win and now we can look forward to the next game."

Williams emerged through Crystal Palace’s academy system, before embarking on an odyssey of five loans, eventually signing a permanent six-month deal with the Addicks in January.

The 25-year old has made 10 League One appearances since his arrival and he is solely focused on helping Charlton fight for Championship promotion, despite seeing his long-term future remain unresolved.

He said: “I’ve had a lot of loans, so it’s nice to have a fresh start and we’re in a good position at the moment. I’m enjoying my football, staying fit, and trying to play as many games as I can. 

“The main aim [signing her] was to try and get Charlton promoted to the Championship and we’re still on course for that. The play-offs are a bit of a lottery, but I’ve got a good record in the play-offs, so hopefully, I can keep that going!

“I’m trying to focus on Charlton and the season has come quick and fast. Soon it will be the summer and I’ll be looking at the next step in my career, whatever that may be. I just want to enjoy my football and I’ve really enjoyed my time here so far, so we’ll see.

“Of course [I would consider staying at Charlton]. It would be a real good feel good factor if we were to get promoted. It’s a really good bunch of lads and I’ve enjoyed working under the manager. 

“I think he’s improving me, getting me into goal scoring positions and making an impact higher up the pitch, so I think he is helping me improve my game. We’ll see come the summer but I’m enjoying my football here, so I don’t see why not. Everything is good, so we’ll see.”

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Article by Benjy Nurick

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