Sebastien Bassong looks to be an excellent summer signing from Metz, and the French 22 year-old has settled in well at the club, despite all the upheaval over the last few weeks.
The French defender has appeared in each of Newcastle’s last three games, having made his full debut during the 3-2 Carling Cup victory at Coventry City last month.
And, with Chris Hughton set to reshuffle the side following Danny Guthrie’s suspension, Bassong is likely to get a call-up for the East London game.
Sebastien could either play at left back tomorrow, or Steven Taylor could be moved to right back, and then Sebastien could play central defense alongside the stalwart Coloccini.
Bassong told nufcTV today:
“To make the move to Newcastle during the summer was a dream for me and then to make my debut at Coventry was a special moment,”
“But that has gone now and I must concentrate on making the most of my first-team chances.” “So far it has gone well for me personally and I hope to win a place in the team.”
“I’ve had a good pre-season and a good start so I’m fit and ready to play.” “I’ve settled in well in Newcastle and it helps to have so many French speakers here.”
It’s good to hear the youngsters being so positive, given the poor situation at the club.
There’s no doubt the likes of Sebastien and Xisco, are not only excellent young players in the making, but their attitudes are also of the highest order – and that’s very good.
We expect both Bassong and Xisco to start at West Ham United tomorrow.