Ipswich sign Jonny Williams from Crystal Palace on season-long loan

By dsguser
31 August 2016

Ipswich have confirmed the signing of Jonny Williams from Crystal Palace on a season-long loan.

The midfielder, 22, will return to the club for the fourth time having long been far from a regular at his parent club.

Williams was first loaned to Ipswich in February 2014, and had two further loan spells there during the 2014/15 season.

He impressed as Wales reached the semi-finals of Euro 2016, but plays in a position in which Palace have strength in depth.

Yohan Cabaye, James McArthur, Jordon Mutch, Chung-yong Lee and fellow Wales international Joe Ledley already vie for selection in central midfield, and manager Alan Pardew is attempting to recruit Jack Wilshere on loan.

Williams suffered an ankle injury during Palace's final pre-season fixture, but he is expected to return to fitness by the beginning of October.

Meanwhile Ipswich have parted company with Cameron Stewart by mutual consent.

The former Manchester United winger arrived at Portman Road in the summer of 2014 as a free agent.

Stewart has failed to break into Mick McCarthy's side, his two appearances coming in the FA Cup ties against Southampton in January 2015.

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