With Steven Taylor and Fab Coloccini being two of Newcastle’s very best players this season, Mike Williamson couldn’t have been thinking he’d get too many games in the Newcastle first team when he finally returned from his ankle injury.
Mike Williamson – ready for Swansea?
But it’s now all change at Newcastle, with Steven Taylor out for the season, and Alan Pardew trying to get Williamson back just as soon as possible.
And Mike cannot wait to come back:
“I can’t wait to be back.” “I’m looking forward to the buzz of playing again.”
“It’s great that the lads have been doing so well this season and as a player you just want to be out there and join them.”
“The aim is to be back out there as quickly as possible and playing again in front of our great supporters.”
The hopes, and that’s all they are at the moment, is that Mike could be ready to return a week on Saturday for the home games against Swansea, which is a winnable game. But it’s also dangerous to rush players back, especially when they have been out several months like Mike has.
If Colo is also available for the game at home to Swansea, then we’ll have the two first choice center-backs of last season back again playing in Newcastle’s central defense.
But we still have to hear any official word on just how serious the Coloccini thigh injury is that he picked up in the first half on Saturday.
Tamas Kadar – will he get his chance this Saturday?
But there is news today that Hungarian international defender Tamas Kadar will be in the squad for Norwich.
And this has to be a wonderful chance for the 21 year-old to show Alan Pardew what he can do for Newcastle, and Tamas also has a great temperament and is very calm and collected when he has played in defense before for the Magpies.
Tamas is also tall at 6’2″ and a good header of the ball, which we will need against the Norwich attack, with Grant Holt always menacing as an old fashioned center- forward, and he could even start for Norwich given the state of Newcastle’s central defense.
We’ll just have to wait and see if Tamas gets his chance alongside James Perch on Saturday, but there’s a job to be done in the Newcastle defense on Saturday, if we are to get anything out of the trip to Carrow Road.
Anything out of the game against Norwich will be a good result in the circumstances.