Made available by Crystal Palace, should Sunderland offer Jonny Williams another chance?

Sunderland manager Jack Ross takes questions during a press conference at The Stadium of Light on August 2, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

League One Sunderland reportedly want a creative midfielder and Crystal Palace's Premier League ace Jonny Williams fits the bill.

Jonny Williams of Crystal Palace during the Pre-Season Friendly between Boreham Wood and Crystal Palace at Meadow Park on July 31, 2018 in Borehamwood, England.

Claiming that Sunderland should bring back Jonny Williams could be something of a hard sell.

The Welsh international spent the 2017/18 season on loan at the Stadium of Light but the injuries that have frequently halted his once promising career struck again. Williams made just 12 Championship appearances as Sunderland were relegated, starting just seven of those.

But should The Black Cats hope that their luck is in and offer Williams one more chance to show his worth on Wearside?

The Standard claims that the former Ipswich and Nottingham Forest loanee is one of three players who have been made available on loan by Crystal Palace, alongside Jason Puncheon and Pape Souare.

And Sunderland are clearly still looking for a creative midfielder, with the Scottish Sun reporting Jack Ross’ interest in the highly-rated Celtic playmaker Ryan Christie.

Jonny Williams of Sunderland during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at Riverside Stadium on November 5, 2017 in Middlesbrough, England.

Williams, too, fits the bill. He is a diminutive and intelligent midfielder who has performed at a far higher level than League One and stood out, particularly in the Championship and during Wales’ remarkable run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals.

If Williams can stay fit, he is the sort of player who could break down a well-drilled and physical third-tier defence. And Sunderland could get him without spending a penny in transfer fees.

But yes, we know that if is a rather big one.

Jonny Williams of Sunderland (R) is tackled by Massimo Luongo of QPR during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in...

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