An excellent article in the Evening Chronicle today one one of our up and coming stars, David Edgar.
David Edgar – star of the future at Newcastle?
This is going to be a critical season for David, because his contract runs out next summer, and we think he has to prove he is first team caliber at Newcastle next season, to get a renewed contract at the club.
Keegan did give David a run in the team at the end of last season, with the youngster starting the games against Reading and West Ham.
Edgar said today:
â€œIâ€™m looking forward to the pre-season program.”
â€œI should be back to full fitness soon after my hernia op.”
â€œItâ€™s good to be back, and after last season you want to be involved in the first team, week-in, week-out.”
â€œThe gaffer gave me my chance last season and itâ€™s great to be around him.â€
Edgar had the hernia surgery at the end of last season, and then joined his family in Canada over the summer.
It also appears that David has a good chance of being called up for the full Canadian team, for next monthâ€™s World Cup qualifier against Jamaica at Toronto FCâ€™s BMO Field.
His coach at Canada has told him he must be playing regularly to be considered, so we expect David will be pushing for a place anywhere along Newcastle’s back four next season.
He has performed well at both full-back positions for Newcastle. and who will ever forget his fantastic goal against Manchester United in January, 2007, when he was playing at left back.
He could never get that smile off his face for the rest of the game, could he?
The Chronicle says David has already been contacted by the Canadian National Side, who notified him he was under consideration for their World Cup qualifiers.
â€œI have been on the bench for them for the last two seasons.”
â€œBut I feel that I have what it takes and will have to take my chance.â€
David could well be a dark horse this coming season, because he seems to have been taken under Kevin’s wing, and we already know the boy can perform in the Premier League.
For Newcastle to be a top six team, we will need players like David coming through big time for us next season.
We wouldn’t be at all surprised if David did just that.