Newcastle manager has indicated that big Marlon Harewood could start the game against Bristol City on Saturday afternoon.
Marlon Harewood – likely to start Saturday
Hughton has hinted today that he may hand Marlon Harewood his first start in competitive football since April this Saturday.
And it could be a good move because it seems Harewood will be more likely to score if only because of his extra experience over Newcastle’s young guns, Ranger and Carroll.
Hughton told the Chronicle:
“That’s what we brought him in for – to have an influence on the football pitch.”
“He was able to do that when he came on. You could see how excited he was to be on the pitch and score the goal, and that’s what we brought him in for.”
“We were afforded a bit of luxury because the two lads – Nile Ranger and Andy Carroll – had both done well on Saturday.”
“They were on the back of a good performance, and I felt I could leave Marlon on the bench.”
“Of course he’s come here to play, but we’ve got to make the decisions at the right times.”
“But we have to be realistic. We’ve done great so far. We’re going to have days which aren’t as good as other days.”
Harewood was delighted when he scored last night, and he is obviously keyed up to score goals for Newcastle and help the club in their quest to get promoted at the first time of asking.
If Marlon can score on Saturday and Newcastle can win the game, we’ll be in great shape for the international break.
Howay The Lads!!