Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Newcastle

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

Sunday, 17 August 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Williamson out to keep place

Mike Williamson is determined to retain his place in the Newcastle United side after seizing his opportunity in the absence of others.

Last Updated: 08/11/13 at 21:49 Post Comment

Mike Williamson: Newcastle defender happy to be playing regularly and hopes it c

Mike Williamson: Newcastle defender happy to be playing regularly and hopes it c

Williamson was the Magpies' fourth-choice centre-back at the start of the season but has impressed since coming on for the second half of the game against Everton at the end of September.

He has filled in for the injured Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor and is confident he will keep his spot in the team even when the pair return.

Williamson admits it was hard when he was not playing regularly, although his family helped keep his spirits high.

"I'd be disappointed if I wasn't in the side at Spurs," said the defender in the Daily Star.

"It was difficult at times earlier this season. But life is about perspective. It's about having three children running you ragged so you have not got too much time to sulk.

"Now I'm playing I'd love to continue."

Williamson added: "Playing football is more of a rest. Away from the game, I try to switch off and that's not hard with my dogs and kids.

"On Thursday nights, I watch my boy play football in the pouring rain and I'm thinking, 'I've got to get home to cook dinner and then get to bed because I'm chasing Suarez on Saturday!'"

Watch Tottenham v Newcastle on Super Sunday from 11:30am on Sky Sports 1HD.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

K FIFA we're done, you can ban us now

jimmyjazz
Barcelona transfer ban upheld

A

h Daniel. I could spend hours on this subject putting the world to rights. You can even take a step back and ask why football fans (and society in general) have this need to know that something will happen before it actually does. There are times this important, when it comes to things like war, food production and natural disasters. A man you've never met changing his job? Not so much.

ajsr1982
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

G

reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

ianonabeach
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

Footer 365

Transfer News: Bruce confirms Hull are eying Vincent Aboubakar

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has revealed the club are considering a move for Lorient forward Vincent Aboubakar.

Premier League: Edin Dzeko signs new four-year Manchester City deal

Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester City.

Champions League: Callum McGregor on target in Celtic draw

Celtic claimed a 1-1 draw with Maribor in Slovenia in the first leg of their Champions League play-off clash.

Mail Box

So Long And Good Luck To Nani

A Mailbox that offers best wishes to a departing hero, defends Olivier Giroud, tells us to steady on over Calum Chambers and makes some amusing predictions...

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property