Ben Tozer Still One For The Future At Newcastle


19 year-old Ben Tozer spent last season on the sidelines with a bad knee injury, and didn’t return until May of this year when the famous Newcastle club he joined in January, 2008 had been relegated.

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Ben Tozer – one for the future

Ben told the Evening Chronicle today:

“It’s nearly two years since my last league appearance for Swindon – it’s a long time. I know last year I was basically injured for the whole season.”

“It’s been a year’s worth of football I’ve missed. I just want to keep playing first-team games, whether it’s here or somewhere on loan for a short time.”

Tozer was responsible for the second goal as he lost possession in his own penalty area, and should have cleared the lines long before that.

But youngsters make mistakes, and the good ones learn quickly from them, and we have faith that Ben can come good fairly quickly on Tyneside, now that he’s fit again.

Ben continued:

“I was nervous, but not as much as I thought I’d be. I thought I got into the tempo of the game pretty quickly, but it was tough – we had a lot of young players out.”

“I thought I started well, but for the second goal, I just couldn’t get the ball out from under my feet. I was unhappy about that, but I just had to pick myself up.”

“At half time, Kevin Nolan came up to me and said I’d played really well, and I just tried to carry on, but it was difficult with the circumstances.”

“I was happy how I played, but at the end of the game it was tough, because we were playing with 10 men. It just wasn’t happening. It’s gone now – we’ve just got pick ourselves up, and not let it get us down.”

Tozer was hoping to get some games under his belt, by going out on loan this season, but it’s a good question whether Chris Hughton can afford to reduce the size of his paper thin squad further.

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6 comments so far

  • chuck

    Sep 23, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #1

    You will win Nowt with kids !

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  • Whumpie

    Sep 23, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #2

    He’ll come good – he’s from Devon!

    Is it just me or does it look from that pic like Peter Ramage has just died his hair, changed his name and come back to Toon?

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  • G

    Sep 23, 2009 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Surely its Zammo from Grange Hill?

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  • bro56

    Sep 23, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #4

    off topic but it is about a defender, lol
    my dad was in Corbridge over the weekend at a party, Sol Campbells wife was also there. She told my dad and every1 else that would listen that Ashley put the block on Sols toon move because he joined Arsenal from Spurs which ashley is still bitter about.. the big usless knob…ashleys a dick too 🙂

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  • toonsy

    Sep 23, 2009 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #5

    He looks more like the gay Gallagher from Shameless if you ask me.

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  • Edd Case

    Sep 23, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Not sure how he can be ‘happy’ with his performance.

    From where I was stood, he looked crap, nervous, out of position and never settled.

    Still, hes a young lad and we’ve had far worse defenders before….

    Bramble, Marcelino, Carr, Kilcline, Peacock….etc etc

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