Chris Hughton has said he will have no problems packing his midfield for Newcastle United’s trip to Cardiff City on Sunday.
Nicky Butt – could return on Sunday
Chris has limited choices when it comes to his attacking options with Peter Lovenkrands unfit, Shola Ameobi out with a foot injury, and Argentine Gutierrez also injured.
With Kevin Nolan and Danny Guthrie having scored four goals in the last three matches, Hughton is not concerned about a lack of creativity, since he believes he has that in his midfield already.
Chris told the Evening Chronicle:
“What we do have are lads in midfield capable of scoring goals.” “Danny Guthrie is a good striker of the ball.”
“Kevin Nolan is used to being in those positions.” “Nicky Butt is a big, big player and Alan Smith has been doing a great job.:
“If you are able to create more from midfield then even better.”
Nolan has looked a different player in the second division so far this season, and of course he is loving life on Tyneside right now.
Guthrie is staying true to his word as he vowed to work his socks off this season to get Newcastle back to where they belong in the Premier League. He has scored two goals already this season, as many as he got all of last season
“What we have are players who can play in those advanced positions.” “They enjoy getting into those positions.
“Once they do that they give us opportunities to create and score goals.” “That’s what they are doing at the moment.”
We have top central midfielders in Butt, Nolan, Smith, Guthrie and Barton, and it seems to us Chris is trying to work out a system that can accommodate them, because they are all a class above the Championship, from what we’ve seen so far.