David Edgar faces a critical season for his football career at Newcastle United.
David Edgar – hopefully put some muscle on his 6’2″ frame over the summer
The Canadian youngster’s contract runs out next June, and in order to earn a new contract he will need to push through and get some first team games this coming season, at the very least, or else he will probably be released by the club next summer.
That’s the stark reality of being a young professional player these days, but we think David has a more than even chance of making it at the club. David captained the Reserve side last season, and has very good leadership skills.
He admitted after the West Ham game at the end of last season (2-2 draw), that he wasn’t strong enough as he had some trouble with their big and burley center forward Dean Ashton,
We assume he’s been doing some weight training and hopefully has added some weight in terms of muscle, over the summer, to fill out his 6′ 2″ frame.
But David is a good lad and a great professional, and he’s been nicely surprised at how much first team action he’s seenÂ pre-season, and hopes to be pressing very soon for a Premiership League place.
Edgar told the Evening Chronicle.
“It’s going well and I’ve played a little longer than I expected to already,” “Now I’m hoping to build on that at Doncaster.”
“The aim is to stay fit and challenge because it’s a long season and you just want to keep pushing the gaffer.”
It’s not going to be easy for David to push through to the first team, with Taylor, CacapaÂ and Faye ahead of him, and with every possibility that Keegan will sign another top class center-back this summer.
However, David can also play at right back, which he did last Saturday, and he could still get a run out in the first team there, on occasions, as well as battling it out for a central defensive position.
It will be interesting to see how the youngster fares next season, but now is the time for him to come through – big time.
Best of luck, David.