Middlesbrough defender Rhys Williams has joined Championship side Charlton Athletic on a one-month loan deal, the club have announced.

The 27-year-old has struggled with injury this season and has only recently returned to playing football, featuring in both of Middlesbrough under-21’s games against Reading and Charlton.

Williams has been unfortunate with injuries in recent seasons and has managed just a handful of games for Middlesbrough’s first team in the last two years.

However, in total, the defender has played a total of over 140 games for Boro and will be looking towards the loan at Charlton as some much needed game-time.

In a recent interview with the club website, Williams admitted that “it’s up to me to work hard in training and pick up where I left off.

“Under the last few managers I’ve been thrown around a few places. In the Championship I started in centre midfield with Southgate and Strachan, then I got pushed back under Tony Mowbray’s era. Anything for the team.
“It’s going to be tough for me with the way the lads are playing. We have an exceptional squad – the best in the league – and it’s time to show the lads that I deserve to be in and around them.”
Williams is expected to feature in the Charlton squad for today’s game against Nottingham Forest

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