Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson admits the players held a team meeting last week ahead of defeat to Swansea City.

Williamson has called on teammates to "dig deep" to snap their form slump.

"It's time to dig deep, show our character and work hard and I'm sure the belief will come back," said Williamson.

"The lads had a meeting during the week and everyone has put their thoughts across. All teams go through tough periods and this one is ours."