Kevin Keegan had some praise for 20 year old Canadian David Edgar, who played well after a bit of a shaky start this afternoon against Reading.
David Edgar – had a solid game today
We thought David was a little nervous in the first 20 minutes of the game, and he made a couple of poor tackles on Stephen Hunt on the left wing, and gave away two dangerous free kicks early in the game.
But once he settled down he played very well and took no chances, as he formed a good partnership with the impressive Abdoulaye Faye.
Kevin talked about David after the game:
“Tayls came in with a virus and we took him out on the pitch but it was obvious he was too weak to play in a game like this.â€“But there were no problems putting David Edgar in.â€
“He tried to win a couple of balls that Franz Beckenbauer in his prime wouldn’t have won, but the longer the game went on the more assured he looked.â€
“He’s been terrific since I’ve been here. He’s captained the Reserves, and I felt he deserved his chance.”
We think David has a promising future at the club, and to come in to today’s game on short notice and play so well, augers well for the temperament of the boy.
He’s captained the Reserves all season and looks a good no nonsense center-back who can also play in either full back position. We see him getting more games next season, as he works his way up the pecking order at the club.