Mike Williamson has listed the four qualities he believes he brings to on-loan club Wolves.
Williamson says that his game is based on ‘talking, communication, organisation and discipline’.
The defender saying that he thrives on ‘pressure and passion’.
These descriptions might not have jumped straight to the thoughts of many Newcastle fans but to be fair to Mike Williamson, he has always tried his best for United, the problem being that he misses the qualities needed to play in the top division.
(Read HERE what Wolves fans have said about Mike Williamson)
The finger has to be pointed at Mike Ashley and his minions who have constantly failed to invest properly in the defence.
Until Chancel Mbemba signed, United were relying on the three centre-backs, including Mike Williamson, who were the ones that featured when Newcastle were promoted five and a half seasons ago.
Good fo him that Mike Williamson was man of the match on Saturday as he helped Wolves to a 2-0 win over in-form neighbours Birmingham.
Ideally for both Newcastle United and the player, it would be good to see a permanent deal happen for Mike Williamson as soon as possible, which would then leave an expectation of Mike Ashley allowing investment on a Premier League centre-half who can line up alongside Chancel Mbemba.
Mike Williamson talking to the Wolves official website:
“It was all about grinding it out against Birmingham and making sure we got a clean sheet because we know we have got goals in the team.
“That is what the game was about – discipline, passion, winning our challenges, and I think we showed our character.
“There are fantastic players here and it just needs a bit of experience I think. That is why the gaffer brought me in and hopefully we can build off this and move forward.
“My game is based about talking, communication, organisation and discipline – I won’t shut up.
“Physically it was tough coming in at the deep end into a big derby like this but I thrive off the pressure and the passion. From the 48 hours I have seen we have great creative players with pace and we can score goals out of anything.
“So it’s all about making sure we are concentrating on our discipline and keeping a clean sheet.
“If I play well here then the future will take care of itself. I think I will get stronger physically as well and this gives me a great platform to build from.
“It has been frustrating for me not to have played games but it is part and parcel of a career. You have to keep working because you never know what is around the corner.
“I have just kept myself as fit as possible and then maybe 48 hours before this game this opportunity came along. When opportunities like this arise, then I have to make the most of it.
“The manager (Steve McClaren) has been great with me – he has been upfront and told me to go and play some games which can only benefit me.
“You have to believe in yourself, that is the staple of any footballer, to be able to take the opportunity when it comes along. I have always had that belief.
“I suppose there is a side behind the scenes that a lot of fans don’t see – the pressure, how mentally tough it can be with training every day and the gym sessions and keeping your focus when you are not playing.
“I have prided myself on keeping that focus and I think that comes with experience as well. It makes it all worthwhile when you have days like we did on Saturday.”