New Newcastle United Assistant Manager Chris Hughton admits he was impressed with the play of two-goal striker Andy Carroll last night, as the Reserves beat Everton 3-0 at St. James Park in front of 848 fans.
Assistant manager Chris Hughton – impressed with 6’3″ Andy Carroll
Chris was at the game with Kevin Keegan, as they looked over a growing number of their young stars. But there was no doubt Andy was the star man again last night.
As we reported earlier, the England under-19 star now has six goals in just 5 games for Newcastleâ€™s Reserves since returning from a loan spell at Preston North End in January.
Carroll gave Everton on loan defender Anthony Gardner, all he could handle last night. Anthony is on loan from Tottenham and Chris knows all about the center-back. But he was full of praise for the 6ft 3ins striker when he spoke to nufc.co.uk after the game.
“He’s given two big defenders the runaround all night and, even before he’d scored his goals, he’d had a very good game,”
“He’s taken his two goals extremely well and the challenge for him now is to keep on improving at the rate he has done.â€
“If he keeps working hard in training and doing what he’s doing for the reserves then he could get his first-team chance.”
We’d really like him to be given a run out in the first team since he seems to be in the goals. When he came on against Manchester United 10 days ago, he set up a goal for Faye and looked threatening. His aerial presence was clear to see and it caused some concern in the Red Devils defense.
With our strikers right out of form at the moment, we don’t think it would be too much of a risk for Kevin to take.
What do you think?