Mike Williamson has admitted to Wolverhampton Wanderers’ official website that he had become frustrated at St. James’ Park.
Williamson was forced to watch from the sidelines for much of the early part of the campaign, but he is delighted to be back playing again now.
The 31-year-old centre-back has recently signed on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he has gone straight into the first-team.
And Williamson said: “It is just great to be playing games again.
“Ask any footballer, it is frustrating when you don’t play and as soon as you know you are involved and playing in games, in a footballer’s mind the world is a better place!
“It has been a good opportunity for me and the games came thick and fast in that first week and now I am looking forward to playing more.”
Williamson was originally scheduled to only spend a month at Molineux, but his excellent form has led to his temporary spell being extended.
Williamson is now due to stay at Wolves until January, and he looks set to keep his place in their starting line-up.
The commanding centre-back has made a big impact at Wolves since joining, and the side have conceded just once in the three matches he has played to date.
Wolves’ next game comes against Ipswich Town, and they will be eager to pick up a victory as they look to make up ground on the play-off chasing pack in the Championship.