Williams returns to Middlesbrough after loan stint with Burnley

After a successful loan stint with Championship club Burnley, Rhys Williams has returned to Middlesbrough.

After a successful loan stint with Championship club Burnley, Rhys Williams has returned to Middlesbrough.

The Australian-born defender, who is eligible to represent Australia and Wales at international level, helped the Clarets secure a play-off position in the Championship but will return to the Riverside as Boro attempt to stay in the top flight.

Burnley manager Owen Coyle said the relationship with Williams had been a positive on.

"He has been great for us, and equally I think that we have been great for him,” he told BBC Sport.