David Edgar knows that next season for him will be make or break time for his Newcastle United career.
David Edgar – make or break next season
The Canadian just turned 21 earlier this month, and has just one year left on his Newcastle contract, and freely admits he is at the stage of his career where he needs first-team football.
Edgar has already been told by Canada’s manager Dale Mitchell, that he has to be involved week in week out to get into the full Canadian side.
The former Canada Under-20 captain made just two starts towards the end of last season for Newcastle, and played well in both games.
He is hoping to have a successful campaign next season, whether that is out on loan to another club, or at Newcastle.
Edgar told the Shields Gazette:
“I’m just looking forward to having some time off now.â€
“I’ve had a chat with the Canada coach, and he wants me playing regular first-team football somewhere, so we’ll just have to see where that goes.â€
“He wants me playing first-team football before he can bring me in.â€
“I’ve been on the bench, and that’s good experience, but he wants me to play first-team football.â€
“That’s fair enough – it’s the international team.â€
“I think I’ve got what it takes to play there, so hopefully, I’ll get my chance.”
It depends who Kevin Keegan brings in during the summer as to whether we can let David go out on loan.
But David is a good center-back who learns quickly, and he’s more than decent in either full back spot.
He’s never let the side down, and he’s just a great lad, and we have confidence that David can make it at Newcastle.
But at this stage of his career he needs games, and really does need to be playing every week.