Ex-Newcastle defender Mike Williamson training on Tyneside

Former Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson's back on Tyneside '“ two and a half years after leaving St James's Park.

Mike Williamson.
Mike Williamson.

Williamson, released by Oxford United, is training with Gateshead, according to BBC Radio Newcastle.

The non-league club reportedly hope to sign the 34-year-old on a one-year deal.

Williamson, signed from Portsmouth in 2010, made 150 league appearances for Newcastle during a six-year career at the club.

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The centre-half moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers in January 2016.