Newcastle United have signed Marlon Harewood and Zurab Khizanishvili in the last week, but if manager Chris Hughton has his way the loan signings will not stop there.
Marlon Harewood – we’re number one – training at Newcastle yesterday
Chris has pursued some good players, including Manchester United’s 20 year-old Craig Cathcart (now on loan at Watford for 3 months), and midfielder Darron Gibson.
But now that he has finally landed Marlon and Zurab, Chris will consider some new targets.
Hughton admits he needs new players, but right now he also admits nothing is close:
“There’s nothing close, but if we were to pick up injuries we’d be short, so we know we could do with more bodies,”
“With that in mind we probably need another two players.””We are looking and will continue looking.”
“We do have a group of young lads who have been training with the squad, some since last season, some since pre-season.”
“We feel we can develop this squad and I am quite sure they will get further opportunities this season.”
For those of you who have a membership to nufcTV, make sure you watch the interview with Marlon Harewood that was taped yesterday.
Marlon comes across so well, and seems even a gentle giant, but appears genuinely keen to do well on Tyneside, and that comes across loud and clear in the interview.
We think that the big man could be very good for us in the Championship – since he has scored many goals there before.
He played for Paul Hart’s Nottingham Forest from 1996-2003, and scored 55 goals in 196 appearances, and then helped West Ham to get promoted back to the Premier League in 2004-2005, when he scored 23 goals in all competitions that season.
He could turn out to be an inspired loan signing fror us this season – we hope so anyway. 😀