Portsmouth reunion as ex-Rotherham winger Ryan Williams returns

Pompey have brought Ryan Williams back to Fratton Park.

Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 8:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th June 2019, 9:00 pm
Former Rotherham winger Ryan Williams has returned to Fratton Park, the club he left seven-and-a-half years ago. Picture: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Kenny Jackett has swooped for the out-of-contract winger, who started his career with the Blues.

The Australian made 41 appearances for Championship side Rotherham last season.

However, he has elected to return to the south coast – and the club he left seven-and-a-half years ago.

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Williams has signed a two-year deal and represents Pompey’s fourth signing of the summer.

The tricky wideman emerged through the Blues’ Academy to make six appearances during the 2011-12 campaign, when managed by both Steve Cotterill and Michael Appleton.

Then, in January 2012, he was sold to Fulham for an undisclosed fee following a successful trial match.

The 25-year-old has gone on to represent Oxford United, Barnsley and Rotherham.

Earlier this month, Williams made his Australian international debut, appearing as a second-half substitute in a friendly against South Korea.

He joins James Bolton, Ellis Harrison and Paul Downing as close-season recruits by Jackett.