Date: 1st September 2009 at 4:52pm
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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!


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