There was some good news yesterday with some of our younger players, when Adam Sadler said that our 18 year-old Hungarian youngster Tamas Kadar, and local Gateshead boy, 19 year-old Andy Carroll, are near to a return to full training.
It seems a long time ago now that the Hungarian youngster picked up a knee injury at the end of last season, while on international duty with the Hungarian senior squad, and he was forced to pull out of the European Under-19 tournament in July.
The Hungarian has greatly impressed, since he joined the club in January, from Zalaegerszegi TE, and he certainly appears to be one for the future.
And Andy also missed that Under-19 tournament for England, when he picked up a knee injury at the start of Newcastle’s pre-training.
Tamas and Carroll, along with other youngsters such as Ben Tozer and LuaLua may get their chance earlier than they thought in the first team, if we have a lot of injuries before January, when hopefully we’ll be able to replenish the squad – hopefully is the right word there.
Andy Carroll – 19 year old Gateshead striker
Adam Sadler told nufcTV yesterday:
“Tamas is not too far away,” “He’s been out doing some jogging and we’ll soon see him with the ball at his feet.”
“Andy Carroll is also doing some light jogging.” “The physical presence of Andy and the experience of Tamas will only add to the quality in the group and will increase competition for places so it will be pleasing to see them back.”
We certainly have some very good youngsters at the club, who will only get better, so that’s something very positive that’s happened since Ashley took over the club, and we need to keep bringing in top youngsters at the club.
That strategy will definitely pay off longer term.