Kenny Jackett pleased with Mike Williamson's displays for Wolverhampton Wanderers

Kenny Jackett is looking to extend Mike Williamson's loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers from Newcastle United.

Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett has told the Express and Star that he has been 'very pleased' by the performances Mike Williamson has put in since joining on loan from Newcastle United.

Williamson was recruited by Wolves last month, and he has gone straight into their first-team.

The powerful defender has improved Wolves’ defence considerably during his brief time at Molineux, and Jackett has confirmed his side’s intention to extend the centre-back’s stay.

“I’ve been very pleased with him and we’ll be keen to extend it," the Wolves boss said.

“He’s made a good start. He’s really pulled the back four together and we’ve needed that. We haven’t spoken to Newcastle yet but we’ll certainly be talking to them and the player along those lines

“We’ll see in terms of what Newcastle want. We’d like some understanding. They’ll obviously be very pleased he’s out and playing. It’s hard to know or speak on their behalf. That [an extra month] wasn’t discussed at the start.”

Williamson has played three matches for Wolves to date, and the side have only conceded once in that time.

Wolves had looked shaky defensively over the early part of the campaign, but Williamson’s partnership alongside Danny Batth has been a formidable one.

It has made Jackett’s side a lot tougher to break down, but the side’s form has still not improved enough to help them climb the Championship table.

Wolves have taken four points from their last three matches, and that has left them nine points adrift of the play-off spots.

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