Mike Williamson was signed for Newcastle for just £1M in January, and he is already looking a great bargain for the Tyneside club.
Mike Williamson – a bargain for Newcastle
Before arriving at Newcastle Mike played at Torquay United, Wycombe Wanderers, Watford and Portsmouth.
So on Saturday was a return to one of his former clubs, Watford, and Mike put in another very solid performance alongside the great Fabricio Coloccini at Vicarage Road.
The two of them give a solidity to the Newcastle defense these days, and we still have 23 year-old local lad, Steven Taylor, who is expected back in early April, from his knee ligament injury.
And Chris Hughton has to be delighted with the form of his new signing, and he was quick to applaud the attitude of his 26 year-old 6’4″ center-back today:
“You never know how players are going to react but I thought he was excellent,”
“It’s not a great pitch for center-backs because it was very heavy and very muddy and it would have been easy to make mistakes.”
“But I thought along with Coloccini at the back he was very solid and had another very good game.”
We now have three excellent central defenders in Coloccini, Williamson and Steven Taylor, with young Tamas Kadar currently biding his time in the wings, at least for now, but the Hungarian looks so promising at just 19 years old.
We have to wonder whether Mike Ashley is getting ready to sell Coloccini this summer – we certainly hope Fabricio stays on Tyneside for next season.
What do you think?