Williamson joins Pompey
Mike Williamson has been confirmed on The Pompey Site as our latest signing.
The defender has arrived from Watford for an undisclosed amount, 'said' to be around £3m, signing a 4-year contract.
Paul Hart is happy with the signing: 'he's a young, hungry centre-half, a big lad who's uncompromising and does the basics first.
'We've watched him play and he's shown great promise which hopefully he will build on under our guidance.
'We were a centre-half short before Sylvain Distin left but now we have Tal Ben-Haim and Mike Williamson.
'We signed Ben-Haim to fill a role and Mike has come here to prove himself as a front-line player.'
Many said that they wanted a couple of central defenders to arrive, so in Tal Ben Haim and Williamson we have this so how can we be unhappy?
We have strength in-depth in this area now - which was a must.
Younes Kaboul and Ben Haim will be the first choice pairing but in Williamson, Aaron Mokoena, The Herminator, Marc Wilson and Joel Ward - although I expect him to go out on loan - to name but a few, we have plenty to chose from and these will do a job.
I am sure that in the long-term, and now when called up - and I do not think he will be a regular week-in-week-out this season - he will do a fine job so lets not write off Williamson before he has a chance to show what he can do eh!
PLAY UP POMPEY!