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Wolverhampton Wanderers FC Player Profiles

MIKE WILLIAMSON
  • MIKE WILLIAMSON
  • DEFENDER

UPDATED 05:08 29th October 2015

Central defender Mike Williamson joined Wolves on a permanent basis in January, 2016, signing an 18-month contract having moved from Newcastle for an undisclosed fee.
This followed an impressive loan spell on October and November of 2015, where he made five appearances during which Wolves kept three clean sheets.
Williamson's five years in the North East had seen his overall appearances approaching the 400-mark.
He arrived at Newcastle midway through the 2009-10 season and was a regular as the Toon stormed to the Championship title.
Since then his time has been spent entirely in the Barclays Premier League, with his appearance tally passing the 150 mark in the top flight. Stoke-born, Williamson began his career with Torquay United, then joining Southampton before enjoying loan spells back with Torquay, Doncaster Rovers and Wycombe Wanderers.
His loan at Wycombe eventually became permanent, and over 150 appearances during a five-year spell at Adams Park included helping the team to the semi finals of the League Cup.
A move to Watford followed, and a short but successful stay at Vicarage Road led to a switch to the Premier League with Portsmouth. Williamson did not make an appearance during five months with Pompey, but was soon to land his top flight chance, that half a season with Newcastle paving the way for what has been an extensive stay in the Premier League.
He made an impressive first appearance in Wolves’ colours on loan, securing the Man of the Match award in a 2-0 victory at Birmingham City.
It was that form that saw Wolves move quickly to secure his services on a permanent basis.

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