Sunday 25 February 2018

Newcastle's Mike Williamson joins Wolves on loan

Newcastle's Mike Williamson has joined Wolves on a month's loan
Newcastle's Mike Williamson has joined Wolves on a month's loan

Wolves have signed Mike Williamson on a month-long loan from Newcastle.

The 31-year-old defender has made 171 appearances for the Magpies since his arrival from Portsmouth in January 2010 but is currently down the pecking order under Steve McClaren.

He has featured in just two Capital One Cup games this term and has been allowed to make the short-term move to Molineux.

Williamson is available for the Midlands derby against Birmingham on Saturday.

Williamson told Press Association Sport: "We should aim for the play-offs and see where it takes us. I am here to enjoy myself, learn and experience a new culture and a new way of doing things.

"All of us have an in-built desire to succeed and do well and that's what we're paid for. It's frustrating when you're not part of it but you just have to keep your head down. You never know in football what's around the corner. An opportunity like this has come up and I'm happy to take it.

"As soon as I heard Wolves were interested it was a no-brainer. I have always admired the club from afar and it's a privilege to be a part of it. I have heard a lot of good things about the manager.

"The bigger the games the better for me, derbies are always a special occasion and more than just three points on the line. I relish going straight in and hopefully we can get a positive result at Birmingham."

Press Association

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