Jonny Williams can't wait to be back on the pitch for the Addicks

Jonny Williams can't wait to be back in action for the Addicks.

The attacking midfielder, who set-up five goals already this season, in just 12 appearances, has been out of action since picking up a first half injury in the Addicks 3-0 against Derby County last month. Charlton Manager Lee Bowyer hinted Williams could be back involved in the squad as early as next weekend's trip to Middlesbrough.

"It’s been hard watching the team," Williams said.

"I’ve missed it a lot. I don’t think we’ve been paying too badly which has been frustrating because I don’t think we’ve been getting the results we deserve.

"It hasn’t helped with the amount of injuries that we’ve been getting. Freak ones too. You look at Josh Cullen’s one from the weekend and it’s just one of those things, it’s happened to me before with my ankle and there’s not a lot you can do about it – which will be better for Culls mentally because that’s the way he plays – I’m sure he’s been in tackles like that throughout his whole career and been fine. 

"I can’t wait to get back and I’m hopefully on the home straight now."

Williams was speaking at Charlton Athletic Community Trust's EFL Kids Cup. The event, which saw 27 teams battle it out for the final, was attended by the creative midfielder and he was quick to highlight his pleasure in seeing the club working with the community, linking it to his own experiences as a young player.

He explained: "It brings back memories to be honest, of when I used to play in tournaments at the age of nine or ten, I still remember them to this day! I told the team that won, you will still remember this for the rest of your life.

"I remember when I’ve won stuff as a kid and it’s nice. It’s happy memories for them and you can see what it means to them and their parents. It was nice to see."

Williams continued explaining the positive effects it can have on young footballers.

"It’s important clubs continue to put on events like this. It gives them a sense of belief in that they can achieve what you dream of as a kid wanting to be a professional footballer.

"It’s important for us in our role to come and support these things and show an interest in it. I’m sure that they’ll remember it for the rest of their lives."

With Charlton back at home for the visit of Sheffield Wednesday this Saturday, Williams praised the support and asked them to carry on doing what they have done all season in supporting Lee Bowyer and the side.

"I can’t speak highly enough of the supporters to be honest. Since the day that I joined, they’ve been nothing but supportive of me. I came to Charlton at a time where I hadn’t really played much football and I wanted to find a home where I’d be loved and be able to express myself again.

"I’ve had nothing but a great time here so far. That was one of the main reasons why I stayed because of the support that the fans have shown me and the love that I get here. Sometimes that is more important than anything.

"I just can’t wait to get back now and we’re really going to need the fans In this next couple of months with the Christmas period when it gets busy and there’s a lot of games. Hopefully we can get some players fit for them games. If we can keep performing to the level that we have and if we take our chances then I think we’ll be alright."

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