Jose Enrique is fit again for Saturday’s home game against Barnsley, but of course he hasn’t played for six weeks so he will be really short of match practice.
Tamas Kadar – given a chance on Saturday?
And it seems because of that Chris Hughton may look to give another start to 19 year-old Hungarian U21 International Tamas Kadar, who looks one for the future at Newcastle.
Ryan Taylor is also available to play there, and Chris this season has usually gone for experience over youth.
But it could be that Tamas is showing up well in training, and the lad could deserve another start, since he will be starting to push for a first team position very shortly, or at least we hope so for the good of the team.
Kadar’s last appearance was when Newcastle took Cardiff City apart 5-1 last month, when he came on for QPR loan player Fitz Hall, after 82 minutes.
Tamas will play tonight for the Hungarian Under-21 side against Italy in Rieti, in the European U21 Championships qualifying games, and Chris may want to keep the lad in the picture and give him a start on Saturday.
It’s important to keep the youngsters happy by giving them a game every now and then, as they mature and develop their game, so their enthusiasm does not wane.
Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“He’s a young lad, and when he’s come in, he’s done well for us.” “What you certainly need is experienced players in that position, but Tamas can come in as well.”
“I think he is is a centre-half – that’s his more natural position – but he can play at left-back too.”
“It’s very much about getting experience for him.” “The best thing for him at the moment is that he gains experience coming on in games, and being around training with the first team.”
“He is still developing. He missed a fair bit of last season through injury.”
Newcastle have to give their youngsters a chance when they are progressing well at the club, and we seem to have some very good youngsters right now.
That’s going to be so important in the future as Newcastle will stake their future on pumping up the Youth Academy on Tyneside, and developing their scouting system to pick up some really good buys.
Indeed, the four players we brought in for a reported £5.5M in January all seem good buys.
Tamas plays the game very simply, and doesn’t take any chances, and certainly in the past he’s performed very solidly for the Magpies when given his chance.
We wouldn’t be concerned at all if Tamas gets a run-out on Saturday, and if he doesn’t start we would hope he can come on to get some playing time. in what we hope is Newcastle’s 4th win on the trot.