We fully expect David Edgar to get a recall for the game at Anfield tomorrow afternoon.
David Edgar – another chance at Liverpool tomorrow?
The 21 year-old Canadian defender put in a tremendous performance against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium, when he played for once, in his preferred position of center-back in the 1-1 draw.
We thought he would keep his place and certainly deserved to, but he hasn’t played since as Shearer seems to be picking teams and formations that has the very best chance to win each game.
However, with Jose Enrique injured again with a hamstring injury, and Steven Taylor still out with an ankle problem, Edgar could well be brought back for tomorrow, and we’ll have in our team for tomorrow at left back. That’s where he played against Manchester United on January 1st, 2007, when he scored that great goal in the 2-2 draw.
Edgar has a knack of scoring, as he also scored against Liverpool on December 28th, but it looks like the youngster is ready to play tomorrow:
“The gaffer showed faith in me against Stoke.” “Now I have to be ready if the call comes again.” “I just keep my head down and work hard.” “It would be great to get the chance to help keep the club up.”
“I’m ready to do a job if I am needed.” “Nobody wants to see the club go down, especially me.” “I have supported them all my life. Anything I can do to help the team stay up I will.”
And talking about his headed goal at the Leazes End against Liverpool in the first half in that game, Edgar said:
“I’ve got mixed memories, it was a disappointing day all round.” “It was good to get a goal that day, though, especially as my mum and sister were in the crowd.”
“I was happy about that but to lose the way we did that was so disappointing.”
Edgar has said that the mood in Newcastle’s camp is good and much better than some fans would think, and that the lads are looking forward to the game tomorrow.
“People are already writing us off.” “But the lads are looking forward to it.” “This is a happy camp, people are buzzing and we want to get a result there.”
“It gave everybody a lift when Alan Shearer came in.” “Now it’s up to us to get the results to keep the team up.”
We hear from the players that Shearer has brought a new spirit to the squad, but in truth, we have yet to see that reflected on the field. Maybe we will see that tomorrow, but with time so short and games starting to run out, we need to show better form and increased spirit very quickly, if we are to survive in the Premier League this season.
Right now that looks doubtful to us.