The signing of Jonny Williams yesterday was a huge boost. Williams is clearly an infectious and popular character, and the strength of team and group over individuals is paramount for Bowyer, and the Welshman is a key signing.
Williams only played 19 games for us after his sensible for both parties short-term signing at the beginning of January, but he affected games on many occasions, no more so than at Wembley, when his 71st minute appearance turned the tide our way.
What was obvious in the games he played was that he is clearly a Championship quality player, and in fact his game is more suited for the higher level. I hate to think how many times he was fouled during those 19 games.
We need to keep Williams fit, but it says an awful lot about him and his hunger to play for Bowyer, the club and it’s fans that he has taken a huge pay cut to do so. He has been through a lot so far in his career, but he knows he has found a happy place and we are very glad to see that smile back in SE7.
Steve Gallen said: “Everyone is really pleased to get Jonny back. I know the fans will be as well, the staff, players, everybody. He’s really popular in the changing room, really popular amongst everybody so we’re really, really pleased to do this one.”