David Edgar was really pleased with his first start of the season against Reading last week, and is hoping his display will keep him in the starting 11 at Portsmouth tomorrow.
David Edgar – hoping to keep his place tomorrow
Edgar spoke to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
â€œIâ€™m not going to get carried away.â€ â€œI will just keep working hard and be ready if needed.â€
â€œIt was only an illness to Steven Taylor and not an injury, but Iâ€™ll wait and see.â€ â€œYou always hope youâ€™ve done enough to stay in the team.â€
â€œIâ€™ll be disappointed if Iâ€™m out but any player would be, you just have to keep working hard and be ready for the next game if needed.â€
Keegan has used the games to give youngsters like Andy Carroll and Edgar a taste of action by introducing them late on in games as substitutes.
â€œThe team is flying at the minute and weâ€™re now going into every game with confidence.â€ â€œWeâ€™re about safe from relegation now, so we can use the last few games to build for next season.”
“Against Reading I felt safe behind the midfield three and in front of Steve Harper.â€ â€œIt was a confident performance from everyone.â€
â€œAnd it was also three wins in a row for United for the first time this season.â€
And after smashing home his against Manchester United in front of a worldwide TV audience, the Canadian born player earned himself a two-year deal.
So David has one season left on his contract and that season is going to be a critical one for him.
David went on:
â€œThe manager shook my hand after the game and said well done.â€ â€œI was very pleased that he was confident enough to play me.â€
â€œIâ€™ve got next season to go on my contract so itâ€™s a big pre-season for me this summer and I will have to see if I play more here or go out on loan.â€
â€œI just have to keep trying to make it difficult for the manager by playing well and working hard and, hopefully, I did that against Reading.â€
We’re not sure if David will start tomorrow, or whether Kevin will bring back Steven Taylor – but if we had to say one way or the other, we’d probably plump for Steven to return.
What do you think?