Newcastle manager Chris Hughton thinks that new signing Wayne Routledge will add some electric pace to his Newcastle side.
Wayne Routledge – delighted to be at Newcastle
Routledge looks like making his debut tonight against Crystal Palace at St. James’ Park, although he may be introduced from the substitutes bench. But with Routledge, and even Mike Williamson involved tonight, that should entice Newcastle fans to the game tonight – certainly the lads will appreciate the support.
Hughton is well aware of what Routledge can do, as he was with the player at Tottenham Hotspur from 2005-2008, and knows the player’s skills can bring something positive to Newcastle’s promotion drive.
Chris told the official site today:
“Wayne will bring energy to team,” “He’s a player that can play on either flank and has electric pace.”
“I worked with him at Spurs and back then he was very much an out-and-out right winger. He was always prepared to run at players but I think over the years his game has developed.”
“He did very well with QPR when they played here earlier in the season and our supporters would have got a look at him then.”
“He’s a good age at 25 and has already played at a lot of big clubs and has experience.” “We’re delighted to get him on board and I think he will be an excellent addition to our promotion campaign.”
This lad could turn out to be a significant signing for the club, and the Newcastle fans will hope to see him play tonight in the very important game against Crystal Palace, where anything but a win will be a blow to our promotion drive.