David Edgar has a chance to get a new contract in the summer, if he keeps up the form he showed last Saturday at Stoke City.
David Edgar – another solid game on Saturday
Edgar was making his first start since December, and is now obviously hoping to stay in the team for next Sunday’s crucial game at Tottenham Hotspur.
David talked to the Newcastle official site today:
“It was the first time I have played in my natural position this season,” “And, hopefully, I can stay in the team.”
“It was great for me, and great to hear that the gaffer has faith in me.” “Now I want to stay in the team and help to keep us in the Premier League.”
As soon as Joe Kinnear came to the club it seemed that he didn’t rate young Edgar and didn’t play him much at all, but now that Shearer’s at the club, David now has a chance to stake a claim for a new contract in the summer, and if he continues to play like he did on Saturday, he’s got to be in with a good chance.
David joined the Newcastle Youth Academy from Canada in 2002, and has come through the ranks, and played 22 times for Newcastle with two goals over the last three seasons.
His natural position is at center-back, but most of his games have come at full-back on either side, where he is also more than decent. We all remember his fantastic goal in January of 2007, in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United at St. James’ Park, where he beat Edwin van der Saar, from outside the penalty area, to get a valuable point for Newcastle.
David also scored against Liverpool, but we’ll not say too much more about that game.
And it just so happens that David is best friends with young Andy Carroll, who came on to transform the game for Newcastle with a terrific header from a good Damien Duff floated center, that Andy beautifully dispatched into the net.
And Edgar added:
“It was a great header. I looked up in the air and wondered how he was going to get there, but he did, and we’re all very happy.”
It’s complete toss up as to which team Alan will pick for the game at Tottenham on Sunday, but hopefully with Steven Taylor hopefully fit again, we’d like to see a back four of S.Taylor, Beye, Bassong and Edgar, which on current form looks quite strong.
What do you think?
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