We were confident that Newcastle would be signing Marlon Harewood on loan and that was confirmed by his agent yesterday afternoon.
Marlon Harewood – coming to Newcastle later this week
Marlon’s agent, Phil Sproson, confirmed his client is getting close to a three-month loan move from Aston Villa:
“I believe we are close to agreeing everything and hopefully the move can be finalized later this week,”
“Talks are ongoing between both clubs and I think they are keen to get it resolved.”
“Marlon is back to fitness now and he is ready and raring to go.”
“He is very keen on going to Newcastle and playing regular first-team football again.”
And Steven Taylor has made it known, to anybody who will listen, that he doesn’t want to be rested for tonight’s Carling Cup tie at Peterborough, and wants to play as many games as he can this season.
“I won’t be asking for a rest, I want to carry on playing. I want to play in every single game because we have that winning mentality in the dressing room and nobody wants to miss out.
“The Carling Cup is not our main priority this season, that has to be promotion back to the Premier League.”
“But we have a group of lads who want to win every single game – and it doesn’t matter what competition it is.”
We expect Taylor or Coloccini to be rested tonight, to allow 19 year-old Tamas Kadar to start the game.
And then of course with Georgian center-back Zurab Khizanishvili fighting for a first team place, there will be increased competition for places for the Ipswich game on Saturday, and that can only be good for the team.