Tamas Kadar gave yet another confident display on Saturday afternoon, when he came on for Jose Enrique, whose comeback lasted but 33 minutes following his hamstring injury.
Tamas Kadar – could get 7th start of season Saturday
And it looks like Tamas could well get a start at Middlesbrough on Saturday with Chris Hughtopn unlikely to risk Enrique, especially after Tamas gave such a mature display on Saturday at left back.
The 19 year-old Hungarian defender who has already played 3 times for the Hungary U21 side looks the part already on Tyneside.
The Saturday game was Kadar’s 10th appearance of the season, and this lad will be challenging for a starting position in the back four sooner rather than later, and maybe as soon as next season.
He so far has 6 starts on the season and he likely will add to that total on Saturday.
Even in pre-season Tamas played extremely well and is an old fashioned type of center-back and doesn’t take any chances.
It’s good to see some of our youngsters come through and mature at the club, and we look to other youngsters such as Nile Ranger, Haris Vuckic and Brad Inman to name just three, to continue to develop well on Tyneside.
Enrique is due to return to training tomorrow, but Chris is usually sides towards caution with injuries, and it’s had a good effect since Newcastle have not had too many injuries at all this season – in any case much less than in previous years.
Chris Hughton admits he has no qualms about calling on the 6’2″ defender if he needs to against Middlesbrough:
“Tamas did very well when he came on against Barnsley,” “His use of the ball was very good and he slotted straight in without any problems.”
“He’s still a young player and is learning the game, but there’s no doubt he has got a lot of talent.”
“He sees his best position as a centre-back but we’ve seen he can come in at left-back and do a very good job.”
It will be a tough test for Newcastle on Saturday at Middlesbrough, but the lads will go all out to attempt to keep their winning streak going. The streak is currently at 4 and their best win streak this season is 7.
WBA won last night 1-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday, and are now just 6 points behind the Magpies, who do however have a game in hand on the Midlands outfit.
Wins are what will take the team up this season, and we hope to get all 3 points again on Saturday.