Newcastle recall Williamson after Lascelles injury

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Newcastle United's Mike Williamson during a soccer match in Funchal September 20, 2012. REUTERS/Duarte Sa/Files

REUTERS – Newcastle United have cut short centre-back Mike Williamson’s loan spell at Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers after just over a month following an injury to Jamaal Lascelles.

Williamson was a regular in the Newcastle side last season, but the 32-year-old was farmed out to second tier Wolves at the end of October after falling behind Lascelles and Chancel Mbemba in the pecking order.

Lascelles injured his hamstring in the 5-1 defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday to increase the woes for manager Steve McClaren, whose 19th-placed team hold the joint-worst defensive record in the Premier League along with Bournemouth.

(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru. Editing by Patrick Johnston)

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