Chris Hughton is delighted to add Newcastle United’s defensive ranks with today’s double loan swoop for Fitz Hall and Patrick van Aanholt.
Fitz Hall – at the training ground today
Hall is on Tyneside until the end of the season from Queens Park Rangers, and 19 year-old Dutchman van Aanholt is on a month-long deal from Chelsea.
The two of them trained with their new team-mates today and are both available for the trip to Leicester City.
By the way the game is being televised around the world tomorrow afternoon.
“I’m delighted to get these two players on board to go with the signings of Mike and Wayne.”
“Fitz is a player we have known about for a long time and is very experienced.” “We wanted to bring in two centre-backs but also wanted two different types of player.”
“We have Fabricio Coloccini and Mike, who did very well on his debut, and now Fitz.” “He is very good on the ground and has got good pace.”
“He’s also a big, strong lad and I’m very pleased that we have him until the end of the season.”
Patrick van Aanholt, the Holland Under-21 starlet played for Coventry against the Magpies earlier in the season and Chris was impressed with what he saw.
“I certainly liked what I saw that night,”
“I’ve also heard a lot of good things about him and is a player who is very highly thought of at Chelsea.”
“The move was, of course, a reaction to the situation with Jose Enrique’s injury but we’re very excited about having Patrick with us.”
“He will give us energy and it’s a good chance to have a look at him over the next month.”
We wouldn’t think we have too much chance of getting the lad long term – well not yet anyway.
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