Danny Batth praises Newcastle loanee Mike Williamson following his Wolves debut

The Wolverhampton Wanderers star was happy to be playing alongside the Newcastle United man at the weekend.

Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Danny Batth has been speaking to the Express & Star about his new teammate Mike Williamson.

The latter moved on loan from Newcastle United last week and he has since made his debut in a 2-0 victory against Birmingham City, with a performance that earned plenty of praise from his new fans.

Williamson had not featured for Newcastle in the Premier League all season with his only appearances for the Magpies coming in the Capital One Cup, so it was no surprise to see him move on in the emergency loan window to get some much needed game-time.

On this evidence he will prove to be a very canny addition for Wolves and his fellow defender Batth certainly feels his experience will be invaluable.

Speaking to the Express & Star, Batth said of the Newcastle player, “Obviously we’ve added that sprinkling of experience that perhaps we’ve missed at times this season and I think it paid dividends.

“I’ve had a good chat with Mike and likewise we’ve trained together a few times. When you get a good player in like that it’s a natural thing.”

Wolves had lost their last three matches prior to the weekend but Williamson’s addition helped shore up their defence and at the opposite end of the field Dave Edwards and Liverpool loanee Sheyi Ojo scored the goals.

So while there may be no place for him at Newcastle right now, Williamson looks set to play a vital role for as long as he is at Molineux.

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