Kinnear Not Looking For Center-Half in January

The thinking behind some of Joe Kinnear’s transfer targets is now becoming clearer, and what we hear from Joe seems to make a lot of sense.

Joe Kinnear surrounded by friends and fans

We had wondered yesterday with the emergence of young Sebastien Bassong, whether Joe would indeed go after another center-back and he has said today he will not.

Kinnear said:

“I’m not looking for a central defender in January because I’m more than happy with what I’ve got in Steven Taylor, Sebastien Bassong and Fabricio Coloccini.”

And of course we also have the very promising 6’2″ youngster Tamas Kadar, who has already been called up for the Hungarian senior squad, even though the lad just turned 18 years-old last March.

Joe seems willing to say which players he’s after in the January window, and he’s let it be known he’s interested in Hearts left back David Obua, who was signed by the SPL club as a free agent last summer.

David Ubua – Ugandan left-back being tracked by Kinnear

Joe Kinnear talked about the Uganda International as just one of a number of his transfer targets in January.

“We’re monitoring David Obua, but we’re currently monitoring several players at the moment,”

The 24-year-old 6’0″ defender has played for Uganda 22 times and scored 5 goals, including a hat-trick in September, 2007, in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger, which Uganda won 3-1.

But we don’t know too much about him other than that.

13 comments so far

  • Jacob

    Dec 6, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #1

    A defender that scores hat-tricks. Awesome

  • Xisco Is A Pirate

    Dec 6, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Let’s be fair – how many Niger players can you name?

  • Toon Graeme

    Dec 6, 2008 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #3

    I think anyone who will help aid the team is worth the money they are willing to spend. I would hate to think that that we would buy for the sake of it!

  • JonnyNufc

    Dec 6, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #4

    This guy has played only twice for hearts according to his wiki…..

    Unless theyve been watching him on the training ground im clueless as to why wed be after him


    Dec 6, 2008 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #5

    smoke screen smoke screen smoke screen smoke screen smoke screens moke screen smoke screen smoke screen

  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 6, 2008 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Someone who is not a forward scoring?? the toon? Hope i see it tonight but i doubt it

  • Obafan

    Dec 6, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #7

    Is there any livestream from the Stoke game today???

  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 6, 2008 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #8

    Geremi starts





    presumably we’ll change to this at some stage





  • wsq

    Dec 6, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #9

    roque santa cruz, lets go and sign him. if we get him i wouldn’t mind losing owen and ameobi.

  • wsq

    Dec 6, 2008 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #10

    aiden mceady would be nice. preferably we need pace in the squad.
    we lack pace. other than martins he doesn’t dribble that much. jonas can dribble but low on speed. duff’s pace is gone. n’zogbia not smart enough yet. pace in midfield.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 6, 2008 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #11

    You’re right about the teams’ pace Wsq

  • thelongshanks

    Dec 6, 2008 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Link please.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 6, 2008 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #13

    Glad he aint gonna waste money on a CB!

    and David Obua?

    West Ham think he isnt good enough (they had hm on trial) and Hearts dont either!


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