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Wolves would ‘like some understanding’ with Newcastle on Mike Williamson

6 years ago

Wolves are desperate for Mike Williamson to stay beyond his initial one month loan period.

After conceding nine goals in three matches before his arrival, with Williamson they have only conceded one goal in three games.

As things stand at the minute,  Mike Williamson will be available to face Ipswich on November 21 and then MK Dons the last weekend in November.

Wolves Manager Kenny Jackett said there is no agreement in place as to what happens after this first month but they ‘would like some understanding’ with Newcastle as to what they want to do.

Amusingly for many Newcastle fans, Jackett especially praises Mike Williamson’s distribution, his passing the ball out from the back.

Also praising his physical presence, the Wolves Manager though does accept that they are still working out how best to use Williamson’s size at set-pieces. Something Newcastle failed to do over the course of five years under Pardew and Carver….

As a fan it looks very simplistic. Mike Williamson clearly appears to have found his level and with things going so well at Molineux, surely it makes sense to make some kind of deal where the defender stays longer on loan with a potential permanent deal as part of the arrangement.

His Newcastle contract ends in the summer and despite Coloccini amazingly having his contract extended in the summer, it would be surprising even by Newcastle’s standards if Williamson got something similar.

Good luck to him anyway as he always tried his best for United without being good enough for the Premier League.

Wolves boss Kenny Jackett:

“I have been very pleased with him (Mike Williamson) and we will be keen to extend it.

“He has made a good start, he has really pulled the back four together and we have needed that.

“We have not spoken to Newcastle yet but we will certainly be talking to them and the player along those lines

“We will see in terms of what Newcastle want, we would like some understanding. They’ll obviously be very pleased he’s out and playing.

“It’s hard to know or speak on their behalf, an extra month wasn’t discussed at the start.”

 “He has brought a physical presence in both boxes, good distribution on Saturday (against Burnley) as well, passing out from the back which suits us.

“There is a lot that works there, looking at the size and presence that he brings, with him and Danny Batth coming up for set-pieces, it’s something we need to capitalise from, albeit his main job is to help things at the back.

“In terms of the mix of defenders that we have, his experience and physical presence have been good so far.”


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