It turns out that Newcastle center-back Mike Williamson has always been an admirer of his now Newcastle colleague – former England great Sol Campbell.
Mike Williamson – learning from Campbell every day
The 26 year-old Stoke-on-Trent born player has been in great form this season, and he talked today about Sol Campbell:
“Throughout my career I have always been an admirer of Sol Campbell and I am learning from him every day,”“We know that we were one of the favourites to go down this season but the players don’t accept that.”
“In fact we have the dynamism and the talent to do more than stay in the Premier League.” “We are achieving what we set out to achieve at the minute, and it is just a case of keeping the momentum going.”
“We haven’t exactly gone out and spent millions in the transfer window but what the manager has done is added quality, and that’s one of his strengths.”
Williamson will today be marking former Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones, who was signed by Stoke in the summer, when they had no chance of signing their reported number one target, Newcastle’s Andy Carroll.
“Kenwyne Jones is going to be a massive handful.” “We have seen how physical he is and he is a very, very influential player for them.”
“I have played against Wayne Rooney and there’s Didier Drogba to come – world-class names I can’t wait to test myself against.”
The Newcastle fans will be interested to know just who Chris Hughton will start this afternoon, after two wins by his side – the first team winning last Saturday at Goodison Park 1-0, and the second team winning a Reserve game with Chelsea in the Carling Cup, by 4-3 on Wednesday evening.