Mike Williamson has had his loan at Wolves extended to 16 January 2016 this week.
If ever there was a glaringly obvious correct decision to make, it was this one.
Williamson having no chance of playing at Newcastle but having an instant positive impact at his loan club.
Before his arrival, Wolves had conceded nine goals in their last three matches but since he slotted into the defence, only one goal conceded in three.
Talking about his loan club, Mike Williamson could easily be using the same words for Newcastle United this season.
The defender says that the talent in is the squad is better than the current league position, whilst he also says that a bit of ‘confidence and momentum’ is needed to help spark a climb up the table.
Two wins in three games might do that for Wolves, whilst the gritty but fortunate win at Bournemouth and better displays against Sunderland and Stoke will hopefully do the same for Newcastle.
One thing is for sure though and that is surely January will be make or break for Mike Williamson’s future. By then he will have only six months of his Newcastle contract left then and surely he will either sign permanently for Wolves at that point, or do the same with another club.
As for Newcastle United, let us just hope that the talent, confidence and momentum are up to speed very soon.
“In terms of the talent in the squad I think it is better than the current league position.
“Sometimes it just needs that bit of confidence and momentum to start things off and start moving up the table.
“Newcastle has quite a young squad too so it is quite similar in that respect.”
Extended loan to 16 January 2016:
“It’s great news, I really enjoyed the first week and integrated well with the lads and the gaffer.
“There is a really good group here and I was more than delighted when the opportunity came to extend the deal.
“I wanted to get back playing like anyone wants, it can be rare to go into a club and feel like you really fit straightaway but that is what it has felt like for me here.
“It has only been a short time but it feels like the right thing to have done, you have to keep yourself fit and ready.”
“Sometimes it is difficult when you are not playing and you can lose heart but it is about being professional and making sure you do what is necessary and keep yourself going.
“In this line of work you never know what is around the corner and the opportunity has arisen for me here which has been a good one – now we need to push on.
“For me I pride myself in my communication on the pitch especially and I feel that respect has gone well.
“From the first time I spoke to the gaffer he said this was potentially a very good fit for me because it is a young group and that is how it has turned out. It is just great to be playing games again.”
The world is a better place:
“Ask any footballer, it is frustrating when you don’t play and as soon as you know you are involved and playing in games, in a footballer’s mind the world is a better place!
“It has been a good opportunity for me and the games came thick and fast in that first week and now I am looking forward to playing more.”