Newcastle seem certain to sing some new players this Tuesday when the Championship loan season opens and last until the end of November.
David Healy – Newcastle loan target?
Two of the players we expect to sign then are 30 year old striker Marlon Harewood from Aston Villa, and also 20 year-old Craig Cathcart, the 20 year Northern Ireland U21 International who played for Plymouth last season in the division and looked impressive.
As far as the strikers are concerned, we are hearing other players that we may be interested in, such as Marlon King of Wigan and David Healy, currently at Sunderland.
The Northern Ireland striker has certainly been moving around, and while his goal scoring record is great for his country – 35 goals from 75 games – he has never really been able to replicate that form in club football, although he did score 44 goals in 138 games for Preston from 2000 until 2004.
Since moving to Sunderland from Fulham last year he’s made only the occasional appearance for the Black Cats, but of course he could be effective at the lower level for Newcastle.
But we’ve hardly ever seen this player have a good game when we’ve watched him.
However he did play for Northern Ireland in Poland yesterday, and he set up Kyle Lafferty for Northen Ireland’s goal in a 1-1 draw.
We assume King and Healy are back-up loan targets, in case something goes wrong with getting Marlon Harewood through the door on Tuesday.