John Carver  has declared that ‘Williamson v Bony should be a good competition’ on Saturday at the Etihad…

Funnily enough, John Carver just took the words right out of my mouth…

Since arriving in English/Welsh football, Wilfried Bony has scored 35 goals and started only 56 matches before his move to Manchester City.

While in the black and white corner, Mike Williamson is one of only four available defenders for Newcastle, whose defence is currently the fourth worst in the Premier League, with only promoted trio and relegation candidates QPR, Burnley and Leicester having let in more goals.

Nevertheless, the Newcastle Head Coach says while Sergio Aguero ‘could give’ Mike Williamson a problem, he fancies the Newcastle defender to do alright against the Ivory Coast striker.

They have met twice so far and in two matches I think Wilfried Bony is ‘slightly’ ahead on points, with three goals in three hours of football, let’s just hope Man City’s £25+ doesn’t land the knockout blow on Mike Williamson this Saturday.

John Carver:

“It’s quite funny because when Mike Williamson comes up against him (Wilfried Bony), he likes that type of player.

“It’s the tricky ones who give him a little bit of a problem, so Aguero could give him a problem if he plays.

“But because of the type of player Mike is, and the type of player Bony is, it should be a good competition.”

Watch part of this John Carver pre-Manchester City press conference below: