David Edgar will stay at Newcastle United until the end of the season, and then decide in the summer with manager Kevin Keegan, what the next step in his continuing football development will be.
David Edgar – to stay at Newcastle until the summer
David told the Newcastle Journal:
â€œI think Iâ€™m probably going to end up staying here until the summer and weâ€™ll see what happens in pre-season. Iâ€™ve had a chat with the gaffer and he told me where I stand about stuff.â€â€œIâ€™ve just got to keep working hard. Hopefully performances in the reserves will show I can make the grade, but weâ€™ll see.”
â€œI know a couple of teams came in for me but the gaffer canâ€™t afford to let me go at the minute. It has been the same all season â€“ Iâ€™ve been in the reserves, but they canâ€™t afford to let me go because they may need me.â€
â€œBut Iâ€™ve had a chat with him and Iâ€™m happy with the way things stand. We need to be safe and I think weâ€™re definitely going to be safe. But that is the main thing first and, who knows, maybe he can give me a chance then.â€ “I want to stay and I would love to get a chance.â€
â€œHopefully, if I do, Iâ€™ll never need to look back and keep playing. That is my goal and I want to stay at Newcastle United and not leave.â€
Edgar has played well for the Reserves side this season, and we’re a little surprised he hasn’t been given a chance in the first team. Andy Carroll and David are two of the youngsters with the best chance of making a breakthrough to the first team. Kazenga Lua Lua is also knocking on the door, but it appears that Kevin will bank more on expereince in the importasnt last 10 league games this season.
It’s absolutely imperative that we stay in the Premier league, so each of these games, starting at Liverpool on Saturday, will be so important for the future of Newcastle United in the short term.
We’re not sure what will happen to David in the summer, but with the expected signing of experienced Lamine Diatta today, there seems less of a chance that he will get a run out this season for the first team, for whom he has appeared 5 times. In fact there is a possibility that the signing of Diatta could allow David to still go out on loan – even this season.
It may be good to send David out on loan for 6 months at the beginning of next season and see how he develops. We know Glenn Roeder at Norwich City would jump at the chance of taking David on loan, and he would get good playing experience there, which is exactly what he needs right now.