Matt Williams is hoping to put his injury nightmare behind him and help London Scottish to a Championship semi-final place next term.

The 27-year-old winger missed most of last term after suffering a serious knee injury against Bristol in November.

The exiles suffered without the searing pace that has brought him 15 tries in 34 appearances for the club since arriving at the Athletic Ground in 2014.

Williams, who has had spells with Bristol, Sale, Doncaster and Moseley, was a crucial part of the Scottish side that reached the Championship semi-finals in the 14/15 campaign - scoring 12 tries - and will be after something similar next term.

"I'm looking forward to getting back to full fitness and hope to be out on the pitch as soon as possible with the rest of what is looking like a great squad,” said the former England Sevens international.

He added: "Last season was frustrating for me with the injury, but Scottish is a great place to be and there are definitely exciting times ahead.”

Head coach Peter Richards is certain the winger will return to action and reach the heights of his form from the 14/15 season.

"It's great news that Matt has signed with us for another season," he added.

"We all know what he is capable of, his pace is a real asset to any team, and we're confident that we'll see him in try-scoring mood as soon as possible.”