Jonny Williams has “a great deal of function to do” to impress Alan Pardew and earn a spot in Crystal Palace’s Premier League squad.
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew challenged Jonny Williams to push for any first-team spot soon after becoming recalled from Nottingham Forest.
Williams was recalled from his Forest loan stint two weeks early because of Palace’s injuries, with Pardew’s men sitting seventh within the Premier League.
Pardew mentioned the 22-year-old had been decent for Forest with no overly impressing, leaving him with perform to complete to become named in Palace’s squad in January.
Williams came off the bench in his side’s 3-0 loss to Chelsea on Sunday and Pardew stated he had noticed tiny from the Wales international.
“That’s for him to try and push me [to be in the 25-man squad]. He got into the squad nowadays due to the fact we have been so brief of players and I will make no odds about that,” Pardew said.
“It’s not like he’s ripped the location up at Nottingham Forest. He’s nevertheless got lots of perform to complete.
“He’s a favourite player right here. I have seen zero of him.
“I really like him even though, as a boy – like we all do. That’s one on the causes that the fans love him simply because he features a amazing personality.
“But he needs to play properly. He did OK nowadays and it’s good to determine him.”
Williams created ten appearances for Forest inside the Championship, where they sit 14th within the table.