6’4″ defender Mike Williamson came back into the side against Nottingham Forest on Monday night, and as expected, slotted straight back into the back-line, and had yet another very good game for Newcastle United.
Mike Williamson – looks terrific buy for Newcastle
This lad looks a bargain buy at just £1M, and along with his temperament and attitude, he’s looking like a terrific acquisition for the Newcastle club.
And to think he seemed to be second choice to Matthew Kilgallon, who ended up at Sunderland, and has been on the bench on Wearside for the last several games.
Newcastle may have got the better player between these two lads.
And when you can pick up a player as good as Mike for £1M, who needs a £60M war chest for players come the summer?
And Chris Hughton is more than pleased with Mike’s displays for Newcastle, as he talked about the 26 year Stoke-born star today:
“I thought Mike came back in and did very, very well,”
“When he signed back in January he had not played many games and came here because he wanted to play football.”
“He’s come in and shown a terrific attitude and has played well.”
“I’m delighted to have him back now and he played a big part in helping us to another clean sheet against Forest.”
For those of you who have a subscription to Newcastle United TV, Mike gave an interesting interview following the Nottingham Forest game, and comes through as a good down to earth lad with a terrific attitude.
We’re hoping Mike continues the terrific form he’s shown since he was signed, when we get back into the Premiership.
He’s never played at that level before, so we’re not sure what his weaknesses would be, but he certainly looks well equipped to be more than a decent player in England’s top league.
Indeed there will be strong competition in central defense next season between Coloccini. Steven Taylor, Williamson and young Tamas Kadar.
We seem to be strong in that area, because we expect Kadar to come through big time next season.