Newcastle manager Chris Hughton talked this morning of bolstering the Newcastle squad shortly, and having Nicky Butt back for the game at Cardiff City on Sunday.
Chris and the lads training this week
Chris has been talking to Newcastle United TV this morning, and he was asked if he expects to sign some new players soon, and the Londoner replied:
“Most definitely,” “We’re aware that we need to strengthen this squad and we’re very hopeful of doing that.”
“We’ve done very well so far and have avoided serious injury problems, but we definitely need to bring a couple of players in in certain areas.”
There was more news today on the report we published yesterday that Newcastle were interested in signing Stoke City center-back Leon Cort, and the Journal even reports today that they expect that to happen. We’ll wait and see on that one.
And it looks like captain Nicky Butt will feature at Cardiff on Sunday afternoon, as Hughton’s side looks for their 5th league win in a row.
“Nicky missed the Leicester match because of a slight ankle problem,” “But he’s back in full training now and will be fine for Sunday.”
We expect that somehow Chris will find a way to start Barton, Smith, Guthrie, Butt and Nolan On Sunday, and if that happens we should be able to wrestle the midfield away from promising young Cardiff midfield men like Joe Ledley.
That’s been the key to our good start this season, as Newcastle have looked dominant in midfield.