Kevin Nolan has today talked about Newcastle’s paper thin squad and he hopes new players will be brought in but also has faith in the youngsters already at the club.
Kevin Nolan – great confidence in youngsters at Newcastle
Andy Carroll should get a good ruin of games this season and others like Nile Ranger, Kazenga LuaLua and Tamas Kadar should also see some first team action.
Kevin believes the club’s rising young stars have brought some welcome optimism to St James’ Park, which is needed right now, to be sure:
“The kids are going to be really important,” “We want to do a bit of transfer dealing and it would be good to get a couple of new faces in.”
“That is a big, big thing for us. We need more players, the squad is too small.” “But we do have a group of very good kids around us.”
“Having said that, we can’t just throw them in, some would be able to handle it, but we don’t want to be ruining young careers.”
“We want to bring them through at the right time or it can do lasting damage. We want them to be surrounded by senior players so we can help them when they are in the team.”
“Tim came in against West Brom with a lot of weight on a young man’s shoulders but he proved that he is ready,’’ “He is going to be pushing Steve really hard and I’m just delighted for him. He works hard and he has a real swagger.”
“He’s going to be a really good goalkeeper.” “I like his confidence and full marks to the lad, he was fantastic for us. He has been outstanding in training.”
Nolan is a big fan of Andy Carroll, and he thinks the youngster could get lots of goals this year with a run of games under his belt:
“I think with a run of games he’s going to score goals. He’s a handful.
“Hopefully he’ll get that run. I think he knows this is his time and he’s got to work his socks off this year to make sure he produces.
“Nobody’s going to make it easy. He’s at that age now where he needs to play games. I think Andy’s going to be able to handle it.”
Certainly goalkeeper Tim Krul was magnificent in our first game last Saturday, and that has to give hope to our other youngsters at the club, who must take their chance when they get it this season.
It will be interesting to see which ones will have taken their chances come next May.