If Danny Simpson fails a late fitness test today then Zurab Khizanishvili could make his debut for the Newcastle club at right back.
Zurab Khizanishvili – could make debut tonight
Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Zurab is ready to come in and I have no problems about him doing a job tonight.” “He can operate at centre-back or right-back and that gives us an option.”
“He’s come in to play games and there will be opportunities for him because there are many games coming up.”
Khizanishvili is with Newcastle until January 1st from Blackburn, when his three-month loan spell ends along with that of fellow new loan signing Marlon Harewood, from Aston Villa.
Marlon will likely start on the bench tonight but us also expected to make his debut at some time in tonight’s game.
And Hughton. as we reported earlier today is also looking at some additional players to bring in, as he added:
“The area we needed to look at was centre-back and centre-forward and we’ve done that.”
“We will assess things as we go along.” “But you don’t rule anything out.”
And Newcastle can still do well if we cna get 3 straight wins before the next International break starts after our home game with Bristol City next Saturday.
“We broke down the season into segments. It’s no good looking at it all as one big period of games.”
“After the next three games we have an international break, and if we can get to the end of each segment with the points tally we think is achievable, we’ll do OK.”
We play QPR on Wednesday evening at home, so a win today could set us up for a good string of wins. Maybe we can be on 28 points by next Saturday evening?
That woulds be fantastic, but it’s one game at a time starting tonight at Ipswich.