Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray says that Rhys Williams has a healthy future ahead of him on Teesside. The 22-year old Australian midfielder/defender has a great finish to the English Championship season after returning from a pelvis problem and Mowbray feels that the man who as attracting interest from top flight outfit Bolton has plenty to give at 'Boro.
"I'm sure that Rhys has a great future ahead of him. But he also knows that he needs to play football next season, and we can provide that," Mowbray told the Evening Gazette.
"Rhys is so athletic. He's shown lots of agility since he came back into the side.
"We've been able to play him anywhere at the back, in midfield, and playing off a striker. But it won't allow us to ignore the injuries he has had in the pelvic area.
"I know from my own experience how important it is to make sure that rehab is done the right way.
"And one thing that Rhys needs most of all is to play 40 games for us next season, week in and week out, in all types of football matches."