Jonny Williams says thank-you to ‘fantastic’ Ipswich Town fans

Jonny Williams celebrates scoring at Sheffield Wednesday shortly after coming on as a sub

Jonny Williams celebrates scoring at Sheffield Wednesday shortly after coming on as a sub

Returning loan hero Jonny Williams has thanked Ipswich Town fans for their support and vowed not to forget his goalscoring start in a hurry.

The 20-year-old made an instant impact for the Blues, as a second half substitute at Sheffield Wednesday, scoring the equaliser, in the 1-1 draw, within five minutes of his introduction.

The Crystal Palace man, on loan at Town until January, has been the subject of intense speculation over the summer, and his name has never been far away from Blues’ fans’ lips.

“They (the Ipswich fans) have been absolutely fantastic since I made my first appearance at Middlesbrough last season,” said Williams, who has played twice in the Premier League for Palace this season.

“It’s been positive support, it’s really nice, and can only help with my performances.

“I want to say thanks to them, it’s been a tough few weeks. I am happy to be playing again and it’s nice to be back.

“It’s a fantastic team (at Ipswich) and the character in the side is unbelievable.”

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Williams, who was yesterday named in the Wales squad for their Euro 2016 qualifying games against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Cyprus, struck with a sweet right-foot volley to grab a point for the Blues.

“I shouted to Didzy (David McGoldrick) as I knew I was unmarked and I took a touch then hit it low across the goal, and luckily enough, it went in,” said Williams, who wasn’t allowed to wear the number 50 shirt at Hillsborough as he had been included on the team sheet as squad number 15

“Darren Ambrose was saying before the game that I would score. It was a night to remember and one I won’t forget.”

Williams was later substituted as a precaution, after his groin tightened up, but is hoping to be fit for Sunday’s trip to Nottingham Forest.

Meanwhile, Christophe Berra is in Scotland’s squad for their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Georgia and Poland, while Daryl Murphy and Conor Sammon are in Republic of Ireland’s provisional 37-man squad for their qualifiers against Germany and Gibraltar.

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