Sebastien Bassong has looked a good young player, since he was signed in the summer from French club Metz, and he hopes to play as many games a possible for Newcastle this season.
Sebastien Bassong – likely to start at left back tomorrow
Bassong played alongside Fabricio Coloccini against Coventry in central defense, and looked very accomplished on that night, for a 22 year-old.
And when he came on at left back for the injured Jose Enrique, two weeks ago at The Emirates Stadium, he also put in a solid performance in a game when we looked completely out of our depth, in all honesty.
That was our last game, and we were well beaten 3-0, so we can help things a lot with a good home win against Hull City tomorrow afternoon, and that has to be out goal tomorrow.
Bassong is still on the fringes of the France Under-21 team, and was not on international duty with Charles N’Zogbia over the last two weeks, so he’s had a good rest in Newcastle.
He told the Shields Gazette about playing at left back:
“I am not used to playing there, but I am happy to play there.”
“We have some injuries, but the players who are fit are trying really hard.” “We have two weeks to rest, and we will work hard for the next game against Hull.”
“All the games are very important. We need to win, and I hope to play at St James’ Park.”
We expect Sebastien to be at left back tomorrow, and we also expect new boy Xisco to start up front in place of Shola Ameobi, who was again just hopeless against Arsenal.
We also expect our other new boy, Uruguayan central midfielder Ignacio Gonzalez, at Newcastle for a season loan, to make his debut, although we expect Chris Hughton to start Butt and Guthrie in central midfield.