Chris Hughton will make as many changes as he can tonight, at Peterborough, to give the best up and coming young players at the club their chance.
Tamas Kadar – likely to start tonight
Chris said today:
“I’ve not got that much room for manoeuvre, but I certainly will be making changes. There are some young players who are very much part of this squad and I’ll be looking to get them involved at some stage.”
“The likes of Tamas (Kadar) and Kazenga (LuaLua) will have a part to play in the squad and will be very much involved on Tuesday.”
“Tamas missed a fair chunk of last season through injury, so that was a blow, but with a sustained period where he is fit we feel we’ve got a player who can play at centre-half or at left-back, or probably, at a push, in midfield.”
“It’s how the young lads do once they’re in with the first team that counts. What happens at any club is that young lads are promoted through the reserves because of whatever reason to train with the first team.”
“Each of these lads have been with us since day one of the season, some were involved last season and trained with us regularly and they’ve been able to compete with the first team lads this year.”
It just shows the paucity of the Newcastle squad, and if we cannot rest some of our players then injuries to them will surely follow.
With Newcastle being all at sea in the summer, they have still managed to win 7 of their first 9 games this season, in all competitions, and lost just one.
And after being told be the experts in the summer that the Championship is a very difficult division to get out of, Newcastle’s much better than expected record so far, has raised questions about the real quality of the division.
Although that is probably taking far too much away from the Newcastle performances this season.
“It doesn’t have the technical finesse of the Premier League but it’s a hard division,”
“The players are used to playing lots of games and I see a lot of good games, some great examples of the quality you can see in this division.”
Let’s just say one thing to put things in perspective.
If Alan Shearer was in charge at this time, with a record like we have, there would be no questions asked about the quality of the Championship, and only that Alan had done brilliantly as the new manager on Tyneside.
That’s the way things go – but Chris has done just great – make no mistake about that! His substitutions on Saturday completely changed the game in Newcastle’s favor – as just one example of his good coaching.
Let’s not start to make some excuses or reasons about why it’s been so good. 😀
Let’s just keep it going, and we need another win tonight.