Middlesbrough’s Mowbray planning to have Williams ready for Southampton

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has treated Rhys Williams with caution ahead of this weekend’s Championship match of the round.

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has treated Rhys Williams with caution ahead of this weekend’s Championship match of the round.

The third-placed Teessiders take on league leaders Southampton at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday and Mowbray says he has given the Australian some days off training this week in a bid to freshen him up as he continues to nurse an ongoing pelvic injury.

“The plan has been for Rhys to have a couple of days off the training field working on his own and we'll hopefully have him ready again for the weekend," Mowbray told the club’s official website.

Williams earned a spot in the nPower Championship Team of the Week last week for his commanding performance in defence as he scored a goal in the 2-0 home win over Derby County.

 
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