Joe Kinnear refused to allow two of his more experienced youngsters, Carroll (19) and Edgar (21), go out on loan, when the loan transfer deadline came and went last month.
Andrew Carroll – appeared just twice this season
Kinnear talked about some of his young guns today:
“There is a possibility that both Edgar and Carroll will be called upon at some stage.” “And it’s true I had clubs enquire about them going out on loan.“
“But, basically, I wasn’t in a position to do that.” “I explained to both of the lads that it would be a risk if we picked up any more injuries.”
“Obviously, both of them would dearly love to be playing, and they’re a bit frustrated, but they’re aware they’re needed on the bench, as they may be called upon.”
“At the moment, I’m not in a position to let anybody go.”
It seems that Norwich City were interested in taking both players, as Glenn Roeder is well aware of their capabilities, and Burnley were also keen on defender Edgar.
Carroll has made just two appearances for the first team this season, and David has made five appearances, but while they are on the bench a lot, they are not getting enough playing time.
But Kinnear has to sacrifice their development in case he gets even more injuries and needs to use the lads, but we can understand if they are frustrated at the situation.
Joe will need to decide this summer whether he wants to keep Edgar at the club, since David’s contract runs out.