Newcastle star Mike Williamson lists five Magpies teammates who can create magic

Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson believes that the side's current counter-attacking style suits them well.

Newcastle United's Mike Williamson has paid testament to the ability of five of his teammates. 

The Magpies defender feels that the side have a number of dangerous attackers and listed Sammy Ameobi, Papiss Cisse, Ayoze Perez, Moussa Sissoko and Yoann Gouffran as the team's biggest threats. 

Williamson feels that the match-winning quality that the quintet posses means that if they can keep things tight at the back, the results will come. 

“In guys like Moussa, Ayoze, Gouff, Papiss and Sammy, we have players all over the pitch who can produce some magic and win the game," he said to the Shields Gazette.

“It’s just about concentrating on our gameplan, keeping the door shut and keep going until maybe the 92nd minute. It might take that long, but that’s the belief in the team.”

It is a tactic which Alan Pardew has used to great impact during their recent run of form.

At the start of the campaign Newcastle were far too open and found themselves punished for the gaps they were leaving by opposition teams on numerous occasions. 

It took the Magpies seven games to get their first league win of the season, but they haven't looked back since. 

Newcastle have now been victorious in their last six games, beating the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in their winning streak, and their success has been built on the solid foundation that the defence is providing the team. 

Newcastle have conceded just once during this period and if they can continue to be so resolute they look likely to climb even further up the table.

Pardew's men take on West Ham United this weekend where they will be hoping that their organised defence and skilful attacking will continue to be as effective. 

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