Our Canadian 20 year-old center-back will be pleased with the two starts Keegan has given him in the run-in to the Premiership season.
David Edgar – has a future at Newcastle United
With Lamine Diatta, Claudio Cacapa and Peter Ramage all available, Keegan preferred young David when Steven Taylor and Abdoulaye Faye went down with injuries.
In those two games David has done enough to suggest he has a good future at St. Jamesâ€™ Park.
David talked about his chance today:
â€œItâ€™s exciting that the gaffer shows some faith in me.â€â€œI thought I did OK against Reading and West Ham after shaky starts so Iâ€™m glad the gaffer gives me that opportunity â€“ especially with a player of Lamine Diattaâ€™s quality on the bench.â€
â€œHopefully, Iâ€™ve done enough to stay in the team. If Abdoulaye is fit then Iâ€™m likely to be on the bench again but thatâ€™s fine as Iâ€™m just excited to be involved again.â€
Edgar had a good education last week when he faced the big boys in England international Dean Ashton and Bobby Zamora.
â€œAt West Ham I learned a lot.â€ â€œI played against two different types of players in Bobby Zamora and Dean Ashton. Ashton is a strong player and an England international.â€
â€œBut once I realized what they wanted to do, I played better and didn’t let them dominate me.â€
â€œIt was a good experience. At West Ham we were lucky to be level at half-time but we could have won the game.” â€œHowever, the plus point was that we havenâ€™t lost a game.â€
Edgar will be very happy if Newcastle can continue their good run against both Chelsea and Everton.
Everton will finish in 5th place whatever they do in their last 2 games, so in that way they will have nothing to play for a week on Sunday against the Magpies.
But Chelsea of course are still in with a chance of the Premier League and the European Champions League titles.
â€œWe want to end on a high and itâ€™s important not to lose any more games.â€ â€œAt the start of the season I was in and around the first team picture.â€
It should be a great game on Monday – and we cannot wait for the game to start, so we can see just how much we’ve improved under the great Kevin Keegan.