Mowbray brings Andre Amougou to Boro after losing Rhys Williams

BORO TRIAL: Andre Amougou
BORO TRIAL: Andre Amougou

MIDDLESBROUGH are looking to recover from the hammer blow of losing skipper Rhys Williams.

Confirmation arrived yesterday that Williams will be out for the rest of the year after injuring ankle ligaments at Gillingham in the midweek Capital One Cup win.

Mowbray, who takes Boro to Millwall tomorrow in the npower Championship, explained: “He’s had scans and he’s damaged his ankle ligaments, which is what we suspected.

“He will now see a specialist to decide if he needs an operation or not but it’s still going to be a considerable time out.

“It’s a blow to both Rhys and to the club. We were going to depend on his quality and athleticism this year.”

Mowbray has acted swiftly to cover the absence of Williams, and fellow injured defender Jonathan Woodgate, by bringing in former Burnley centre-half Andre Amougou on trial.