Struggling Newcastle have recalled central defender Mike Williamson from his loan spell at Wolves as they attempt top drag themselves out of relegation trouble. Press Association “Williamson made five appearances for the Championship side after heading to Molineux in October, and was due to remain in the Midlands until January.” Williamson, who was deemed surplus to requirements in the wake of Chancel Mbemba’s addition to the squad during the summer, returns with the Magpies back in the bottom three having conceded eight goals in their last two games and 30 in their 14 in the league to date this season. Williamson provided defensive cover for Wolves while Kortney Hause and Ethan Ebanks-Landell were sidelined with injury. Ebanks-Landell is fit again after a broken foot but Hause remains out with a hamstring problem. “We understand the situation and we thank Steve McClaren and Newcastle for letting us take him on loan,” said Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett. “We thank Mike as well and since he has been here we have kept three clean sheets in five games, only conceding three goals, which is a good record. “For us now we have Ethan Ebanks-Landell fit again who we think is a very promising centre back who is ready.” Williamson, 32, joined the Sky Bet Championship club until January in October, but is returning to St James’ Park after Jamaal Lascelles suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday’s 5-1 Barclays Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace. A Newcastle spokesman said: “Newcastle United have recalled defender Mike Williamson from a loan spell at Wolverhampton Wanderers after Jamaal Lascelles suffered a minor hamstring injury during Saturday’s defeat at Crystal Palace.
RaymondÂ Lankford of Wichita died Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Conway Springs at the age of 70.Raymond was born the son of Etta Mae (Bottoms) and Robert Lankford on July 31, 1943 in Wichita.On June 28, 1990, Raymond and Elizabeth Lankford were united in marriage in Wichita. Together they celebrated 23 wonderful years of marriage.Raymond worked many years as a mechanic at Atlas Spring and Axle Company in Wichita. When he wasnâ€™t working as a mechanic at work, he was a shade tree mechanic during his spare time. Â He enjoyed watching cowboy movies and had quite the collection of them. He also loved riding his bicycle around town. Raymond was a wonderful and loving individual and will be missed by all that knew him.Survivors include his loving wife, Elizabeth Lankford of Conway Springs, sons, Mark Lankford and his wife Cheri of Wichita, Shawn Lankford of Wichita, step-children, Julie Tarrant and her husband Kevin of El Dorado, Chuck Slater and his wife Caroline of Wichita, Scott Slater and his wife Michelle of Covington, Georgia, Karen Reep and her husband Tony of Conway Springs, brothers, Dennis, Fred and Herbert, Sisters, Louise, Kathy, Shirley Joann and Anita, 22 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Darrell Lankford and Robert Lankford.No services will take place.Memorials have been established in his loving memory with the American Stroke Foundation, 5916 Dearborn, Mission, KS 66202. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.