Edgar – Newcastle Upheaval Made It Easier To Leave

David Edgar has said today it wasn’t easy to leave Newcastle, after eight years at the Tyneside club.


David Edgar – hard to leave Tyneside

David was offered a new contract at the club, but just like Peter Ramage last summer, he wanted to play first team football, and has finally accepted he needs to leave Newcastle to get that.

Edgar has signed a four-year deal at Burnley and said today:

“It was a difficult decision to leave, but it seems for the best.”  “Moving to Burnley for me was too good an opportunity to turn down. I was happy with the direction this club is taking.”

“But it is down to playing time for me more than anything. I am 22 and I’ve got to be playing first-team football.”   “The situation at Newcastle probably made it easier for me to make the decision.”

“But Newcastle is my second home and, having spent eight years there, it has been tough.”  “I still feel for everybody up there and I am sorry to be leaving a lot of good people behind.”

“Life goes on for me now. But I’d like to think when I played I gave 110% effort.”   “Who knows what might have happened if I’d played a few more games – I might have established myself there.”

“But it wasn’t to be and I have to move on now.”

Good words from David, and he has joined an excellent club in Burnley, where former player Steven Caldwell is the club captain.

Maybe the two of them will form the central defense next season, and we see no reason why he cannot do as well as Peter Ramage did last season at QPR, and become a first-team regular.

We would have liked to have seen David stay on Tyneside, but with the mess the club is in right now, he probably did right not to wait, but to take the excellent chance he has been given at Turf Moor.

We expect David to do very well next season, and will keep tabs on the youngster.

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