Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tony Mowbray Insists Liverpool Target Rhys Williams Is Going Nowhere

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has moved to clear up speculation linking his Australian defender Rhys Williams with a move away from the club following links with a series of Premier League outfits.

The likes of Liverpool, West Bromwich, Newcastle and Bolton have all been reported to be keen on the 23-year-old Socceroo but Mowbray insisted they weren't pondering letting him go.

"I'm pretty sure that anyone we don't want to lose won't be leaving," Mowbray told reporters.

"Rhys Williams is not out of contract and talking to him the boy's pretty comfortable here so I don't see that being an issue.

"He wants to try and help us get back to the Premier League."

Perth-born Williams, who can also play in midfield, has been a regular for Boro this term, making 20 appearances in all competitions.

Williams had told The World Game last week: “I’m aware there has been some speculation but I am more than happy at Middlesbrough. I am well settled and it would mean so much to the town and the manager Tony Mowbray to go up."

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