Charlton have signed Crystal palace's Jonny Williams on a permanent deal.

The 17-cap Welsh international joins The Addicks on a six-month contract and will be available to face Sunderland this weekend.

Williams, 25, came through the ranks at Palace and took in loan spells at Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest, MK Dons and Saturday's opponents Sunderland.

"He’s a very good player," said Bowyer of Charlton's first signing of the transfer window.

"He’s good in possession, he’s clever, he works hard and he’s everything that I want from a midfield player.

"He can play in different positions, so he’s versatile as well.

"He has the cleverness to see those little passes, so I’m very, very happy."

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Williams was in attendance for Charlton's 2-1 victory over Walsall on New Year's Day.

Speaking of his new team mates Williams said:

"They are a good, talented bunch of players.

"I’m hopeful to add to that and I’m excited to work with them and hopefully get the club back into the Championship, which is the main aim.”

The signing will go some way to fill the void left by Jamie Ward who has been re-called by his parent club Nottingham Forest.

Williams leaves behind him a 17 year association with Palace. Despite his unfortunate injury record he left fond memories on the club.

"Jonny leaves today as a hugely admired, immensely popular and well respected figure," said Palace chairman Steve Parish.

" He’s been with us since the age of 8, featuring heavily in our promotion winning season including starting in the final. He has great talent, and has always been a joy to have at the club. I know we all hope he becomes a huge success at Charlton Athletic and continues to achieve great things with his beloved Wales.”

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