Newcastle United 19 year-old striker Andy Carroll, who played for the England Under-19s last night in their 2-0 win against Croatia, may be going out on loan.
Andrew Carroll – 19 year old may be sent until end of the season
Seems like Glenn Roeder is keen on taking the youngster for the rest of the season to Carrow Road, and Andy seems keen on the idea. However, the decision will rest with Newcastle Manger Kevin Keegan, as to whether he thinks the best thing for Andy and the club is to have him go out on loan again.
Glenn Roeder is interested in a striker because Jamie Cureton is out with injury, having just had his appendix removed. Roeder took Newcastle midfielder Matty Pattison on loan in November, and then arranged a permanent deal in January. Andrew will be available on loan, but there’s no possibility Newcastle will let him move permanently from the Tyne-side club. It’s interesting that Glenn gave their first team debuts to both players, when he was manager of Newcastle.
Norwich are not the only clubs who will be interested, if indeed Carroll is made available on loan. Ipswich have already expressed an interest, and there may be other Championship sides who could also be interested.
Peter Harrison, Andrew’s agent, told the Norwich Evening News tonight:
“Andy is certainly interested in Norwichâ€
“I’m going to sit down and assess the situation with Andy and talk it through, but a lot of it would depend on whether [Newcastle manager] Kevin Keegan gives it the go-ahead.”
“There are other clubs interested in Andy with Ipswich being one of them.”
Newcastle do not have a big squad, and we may need all the players we currently have, in order to maintain stability at the club though the end of the season. It will be interesting to see what Kevin decides to do with Carroll.
Geremi – led Cameroon to the finals of the African Cup of Nations
On another note, Cameroon beat Ghana in the semi finals of the African Cup of Nations tonight to qualify for the final. Geremi played the full game, and had a free lick from 40 years during the first half, which hit the bar, and would have been the goal of the tournament had it gone in. This is the 6th African Cup of Nations final Cameroon have reached, and it was a closely contested game.
The Cameroon goal came completely against the run of play, in the second half and was scored by Nkong.
Cameroon caught Ghana short at the back with Jean Epalle laying the ball back to Samuel Eto, who found Nkong unmarked in the penalty area, and Nkong put the ball in the net.
Rigobert Song – had great game for Cameroon tonight
Ghana probably had the better of the play during the game, but Cameroon defended brilliantly with Galatassaryâ€™s Rigobert Song having a great game in the center of their defense.
Wonder if any of our scouts were there to watch him? Well done Geremi, and we wish him the best of luck in the final.
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