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21 June 2022

The Reds defender will shortly return to light training after a successful scan proved he's on the road to recovery.

It's been a frustrating few months for Jordan Williams. The versatile defender was in fine form at the start of the year, and particularly outstanding at the end of February when he starred in a 3-2 win against Middlesbrough at Oakwell.

Sadly, injury struck the 22-year-old once again, stopping him in his tracks. It ended his season prematurely, and his focus since then has been purely on his rehabilitation. 

It meant he was unable to affect the outcome of last season, but when speaking with him after training on Monday afternoon, he told us he's used the time to work on himself, both mentally and physically.

"I've tried to look at the positives." Williams explained. "Of course, there's nothing positive about getting an injury, but I've tried to work on different aspects of my game and a lot of that has been the mental side of things.

"Then I've tried to look after my body, to come back stronger physically too. 

"Injuries happen and you've to take the positives as well as the negatives. I'm just happy to be back and to get the good news today."

That good news is that after seeing a specialist, the former Huddersfield Town man has been given the green light to increase his workload, just five weeks ahead of the new campaign.

"It's good news, good timing," he told us, after some light running alongside physio, Gav Walker. 

"I saw a specialist this morning and he gave me the all-clear. So it's just about ticking all the boxes now, upping my workload and hopefully I'll soon be able to rejoin full training with the rest of the lads."

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