Toon Defender - We Are Ready For Europe!

20 July 2012 10:34
Mike Williamson says the Magpies will hold their own in the Europa League this season.

Mike Williamson: “It will give us experience of playing a different footballing philosophy, which the lads all benefit from.

“In terms of fitness it will be a great run-out. Technically teams keep the ball and have long spells of possession so it’s something we have to look at.

“The lads realise it is going to be a big season. There will be a lot of games.

"They have all kept themselves in good condition in the summer. Generally everybody is ahead of themselves this time last year.

“We’ve been building on it each week and trying to progress to get to the levels we were at last year.

“At the minute we’ve got games under our belts.”