Newcastle’s Stoke-born center-back Mike Williamson is now celebrating promotion back to the Premiership with Newcastle United, just over two months after his career seemed to be in the doldrums at Portsmouth.
Mike Williamson – dream come true
Mike talked to Newcastle United TV today:
“I’ve got to thank my lucky stars really and I couldn’t have wished for a better end to the season,”
“It was a frustrating time at Portsmouth and I didn’t know where my future would be, so to be given an opportunity to play my football here and to be part of something special has been a different class.”
“I can only thank Chris Hughton for that and all I want to do is repay my faith by doing the best week-in-week-out for him and the club.”
“We’ve got a title to go for now and I want to play my part in making sure we go up as champions.” “The one target that I’ve been pushing for my whole career is to play in the Premier League but I’ve never quite got it.”
“I can’t wait now for next season but I’ve got to keep on working hard and make sure that I’m part of the manager’s plans for next season.”
“This has been a life-changing move really and I’m loving every minute of it.”
The 6’4″ defender has played just great for Newcastle in his 11 games, since the 26 year-old was signed by the Newcastle club in January, from the now bankrupt Portsmouth club.
Mike cost Newcastle just £1M, which still shocks us to think we got him for peanuts.
But the jury is still out on Mike, because we’ll have to wait to see how he’ll fare in the Premiership.
If he’s as good in the PL as he has been in the Championship, then Chris Hughton will have signed another big winner for Newcastle in January.