Not only has Mike Williamson put in some terrific performances already since he joined the Magpies in January, but he is quickly becoming a leader at the club.
Mike Williamson – becoming a leader on Tyneside
And to think we paid just £1M for this lad from Portsmouth – another bargain for the Tyneside club.
Looking ahead to Saturday’s visit of Barnsley to St. James’ Park, and the fact Newcastle now have three wins on the trot, Williamson said today:
“There’s the making of another good unbeaten run.”
“The boys have already shown that they’re capable of putting a run together following defeat earlier in the season and we’re looking for the same reaction now.”
“Every team loses at some point – that’s a fact – but it’s how you react to losing that really matters and we’re looking to continue where we left off last Saturday at Watford and keep this run going for as long as possible.”
The former Portsmouth, Watford and Wycombe defender is forming a terrific defensive partnership with Argentinian team-mate Fabricio Coloccini, and Mike thinks Fabricio is a great player.
“It’s been a pleasure to play with Colo these last few games – he’s a real top-quality player,”
“We’ve got a good understanding already and we’re unbeaten in the games we’ve played together.”
“He’s made it very easy for me coming into a new club and I’m enjoying playing alongside him.”
“Hopefully we’ll get a good run because our understanding will only get better.”
Newcastle showed their mettle after being beaten twice in a row last year at Nottingham Forest and Scunthorpe United in October and then won 7 games in a row.
Interestingly it was Barnsley who broke that streak with a 2-2 draw when they equalized after 87 minutes.
Out worst defeat of the season was at Derby County on 9th February, when we lost 3-0, but since then the lads have won their three games, and we hope this winning streak goes on and on.
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