Date: 4th May 2016 at 8:20pm
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Defender Mike Williamson has spoken of his injury frustration this year, and his hopes for a much better campaign in 2016/17.

Having had a good spell with us on loan from Newcastle United back in November and December, returning to us on an 18 month contract in January, he’s had nothing but trouble with a hamstring tendon since then and it had already been announced that he would miss the remainder of the this season.

Speaking to the Official Website recently, he spoke of his frustration and explained.

‘I can`t over-emphasize how frustrated I have been. To all intents and purposes I just want the season finished as quickly as possible because it has been such a disappointing one for me. November was the highlight without a shadow of a doubt, coming here and playing and enjoying my football, and that was the main reason I wanted to come back. Since I have come back it has been frustrating and I just have to look forward now.’

With a few months until the start of next pre season, Williamson knows he has the time now to get himself back in good shape, clear of the problem and back fit, and that’s what his focus will be over the summer.

‘I will be in at different times over the summer and also have a programme to stick to. That will take me into pre-season and ticking every box to make sure my body is right and I am ready for next season. After the initial disappointment and realisation that I am going to have to write the season off, I suppose you can look at it as now having a longer period of time to treat the injury properly, gradually increase the load, and build up my overall strength and mobility. It`s about making sure I don`t break down again.’

With an eye more on next season, he went on to say that as well as better match minutes, he was also hoping his experience could play a big part in Kenny Jackett’s often quoted young squad.

‘Wolves is a fantastic club and that is why I was so keen to come back. I truly believe we have all the attributes that you need to be a successful club. And I think we can mount a positive campaign to push for promotion next year. The lads have been extremely unlucky with injuries this season, and I think when you look through history the most successful teams have had the highest availability rates of players.’

He added.

‘For me I am an experienced player but I see many more years left in me yet! Taking this injury away, I have been fit and healthy and I don`t suffer from many injuries. As soon as I can get this behind me I think it will be plain sailing. It is competitive and that is fantastic – that is what breeds a successful team. There are some very good centre halves here and it is going to pose a great dilemma when everyone is fit and vying for two spots in the team.’