Apparently the loan market has opened up today (we thought it wa going to be tomorrow) but Newcastle coach Chris Hughton says he must be sure he brings in the right players for the squad.
Chris Hughton and Colin Calderwood – reviewing options
And we heard over the weekend that target Marlon Harweood is still not fit, and Chris will be looking at the options available for loan players, when he meets with his backroom staff at the club’s Benton training base today.
Chris talked about Marlon with the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’m aware that the lad is injured.” “The position we’re in, we are assessing where we are at the moment.”
“We’re looking at who we can bring in and who we are able to bring in.” “The lads have been off for the weekend but we’ll have a meeting with the backroom staff and re-assess.”
“We’ll go through what we think is right and go through the possibilities that we still have.” “There won’t be anybody coming in today. No decisions have been made yet.”
“There’s a period when we can bring players in. but we’re under no pressure.” “Any players that we bring in must be the right players to bring into this squad.”
We still expect our first loan signings to be announced tomorrow.
The loan market is open until November and Hughton’s had some decent news today that striker Andy Carroll and Nicky Butt are almost back to full fitness.
In the Internationals over the weekend, Fabricio Coloccini was an unused sub for Argentina’s 3-1 defeat to Brazil on Saturday, and Geremi came through Cameroon’s 2-0 win against Gabon in their World Cup qualifier without injury.
Former Newcastle player Seb Bassong got his first cap for Cameroon, and started the game, but he was injured during the game and had to be replaced. We’re sure Harry Redknapp will be pleased to hear that.