Kenny Jackett provides fitness update on Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Mike Williamson

Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Mike Williamson has not been able to make an appearance since joining permanently from Newcastle United.

Manager Kenny Jackett has told the Wolverhampton Wanderers' official site that he would be disappointed if defender Mike Williamson did not make it back fit before the end of the season.

Williamson joined Wolves on a permanent deal from Newcastle United in the January transfer window, but a problematic hamstring injury has meant that he has not been able to play yet.

The 32-year-old was initially expected to be out for a brief period of time, but his hamstring has not recovered as expected.

And Jackett said, when asked whether the experienced centre-back wouldn’t play again this season. “I'd be very disappointed if that is the case.

“We can only take it week by week, as we are now.

“He won't play this week, either on Tuesday or Sunday. We hope it settles down quickly and responds to treatment and injections he's having and then can get outside and be pain-free very quickly.”

Williamson has already played his part in Wolves’ campaign, after joining on loan from Newcastle United.

The towering defender played five matches for Wolves back in 2015, and the Midlands side only conceded three times when he was playing.

Wolves have since struggled in defensive situations since, and Williamson’s return will be a major boost.

Jackett’s side will have to cope without the former Wycombe Wanderers man tonight, though, when they face Bristol City.

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