Jonny Williams spoke of his relief of finally getting back on the pitch after a frustrating spell on the sidelines.

Making his debut for Charlton in their 1-1 draw against Sunderland, Williams received a rapturous reception from The Addicks faithful and he hopes that continues.

“I’ve missed playing in that type of atmosphere,” said the man who signed from Crystal Palace.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better reception from the fans and they made me feel at home, even after my dodgy first touch!”

“It’s nice to get the first home game out of the way and it was a good result against one of the best opponents in the league.

“If we can get the fans behind us like they were today then I'm really excited to play for Charlton and do as best as I can.”

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The Welsh international, 25, spoke with excitement of what he can bring to Lee Bowyer’s side in League One despite the physical aspect of the division.

“I like to carry the ball forward, commit people, riding the tackles and getting out the way of silly challenges.

“That’s my game, get forward, create chances. I just need a run of games.”

It’s no secret that lady luck hasn’t shone on Williams with regards to injury but he hopes that the new scenery can put an end to his injury past as he seeks a ‘fresh start.’

“It’s been a struggle. I’ve had two shoulder operations in the last two seasons, you couldn’t really call it to be honest.

“I’ll do my best to stay fit now, it’s a case of eat, sleep, repeat.

“Get my head down, it’s an important time in my career and I’m looking forward to my Charlton career.”

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