Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan has pointed out that there are many first team places still up for grabs at the club.
Kevin Keegan – urges players to capture first team spot
Kevin talked to Newcastle World today and called on his entire squad to start taking a regular starting position with just 12 league games still to be played â€“ and weâ€™ll need 12 points to survive in the Premier League.
“I said to the players ‘There’s no-one nailing much down in terms of the first-team’,” “Usually you have seven, eight or nine who are definite regulars.
“But that’s an incentive for everyone at the club to get in the team.â€ “They can see they have got a good chance and that includes the young players.â€
“All these young guys have got a future here and it’s down to them as much as it is to us.”
The fact that players have not nailed down first team starting positions, is probably indicative of the inconsistent form of most of our players this season.
But this is a good rallying call by the gaffer, because weâ€™re sure heâ€™s sizing up every player in the squad, and if they donâ€™t measure up, they can look forward to being shipped out in the summer.
Yes, we know Sam didnâ€™t do everything right while at the club, but the players have hardly helped either Big Sam or Kevin this season, with some of their inept performances.
Itâ€™s about time they did, and actually started earning those huge wages the club pays them. The players should all realize they have just 12 games left, in which to prove to Kevin and the staff why they should still be around at Newcastle United in August.