Newcastle's Port Vale fan Williamson determined to beat Stoke

Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson admits he has extra motivation to beat Stoke City.

Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson admits he has extra motivation to beat Stoke City.

Stoke-born Williamson needs little incentive to help Newcastle pull off the double over his home-town club — he supports their bitter rivals Port Vale.

The former Watford and Portsmouth centre-back said: “I was born there, but we moved away very early on. I’m actually a Port Vale fan, or at least my dad is, so I’ve picked that up from him. It would be nice to beat Stoke for him.”

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