Chirs Hughton is still working on bringing Marlon Harewood in on loan, but we understand that deal will be delayed a week.
Chris Hughton with assistant Colin Calderwood
That’s so that the 3 month loan spell extends through the Christmas period of matches, but isn’t that a problem with Zurab Khizanishvili’s loan spell?
Chris told the Evening Chronicle today about the Harewood deal:
“At the moment there is an interest and it’s something we are trying to push through. It’s work in progress.”
“The most important thing is that we regroup. We must make sure we bounce back at Ipswich.”
Chris Hughton is hoping the majority of the Newcastle fans will understand why he played such a weakened team last night.
“What a lot of Newcastle fans have got used to this season is seeing their side win.” “Yes, we slipped up here and at Blackpool, but they are used to us winning games.”
“It’s never nice to see a defeat, and they want their side to do well in the league and the cup. Unfortunately it wasn’t the case.”
“The performance was a disappointment even though I’d turned it around.” “It was a big experience and learning curve for the youngsters.”
“But we understand how our fans are feeling.” “It was my decision to do it and it was a difficult one because we have so many fans who travel with us.”
“But what we have at the moment is a small squad.” “I think most of them understand that the league is a priority.” “But it was a long way for them to travel.”
“What the fans who did travel saw were some of the players they won’t have seen too much of.” “We’re disappointed, but it was my decision to go with a young side.”
“They were supported by some senior players in the two Taylors, Danny Guthrie and Peter Lovenkrands, but it wasn’t to be.” “The squad we have at the moment is one we need to protect.”
“The first-half performance still disappointed me, however.” “Overall, we’re disappointed we have lost.”
Well it’s over now and there’s nothing we can do about it.
But we can do something about our game at Ipswich on Saturday, and we’d like to see a blood and guts performance from the lads and all 3 points.
That will go a long way to fans overcoming the disappointment of last night.