Jose Enrique last only 33 minutes in his comeback game on Saturday.
Jose Enrique – last only 33 minutes
Jose apparently felt a slight tightness in his hamstring, and it was so wise to bring the lad off quickly, so he didn’t do any more damage to it.
Chris Hughton had told the Spaniard that if he felt anything in the hamstring during the game to let him know and Jose did just that, with the good news today is that he should be OK for next Saturday’s game at the Riverside against Middlesbrough.
But the good side of it is it gave Jose some time back in the first team, and it also gave our young Hungarian defender Tamas Kadar another taste of first team football, and it’s been a while since the youngster had his last run-out.
With the way the game turned on the penalty decision and sending off just before half time it was a comfortable afternoon for the 19 year old who in fact turns 20 next Sunday.
We like the look of the lad and he will gain invaluable experience form his run-out – and the lad can play well at left back as well as being very solid in the heart of Newcastle’s defense, when he’s played there. We make that Kadar’s 10th appearance for Newcastle, which isn’t too bad for one still so young.
With Coloccini, Williamson and Steven Taylor fighting it out for the two starting central defensive positions, and this lad coming through fast, it means the team shouldn’t need to bolster the central defensive positions in the summer, that’s for sure.