Chris Hughton has come out tonight, after Newcastle fine 3-0 win over Scunthorpe, to praise Newcastle’s big striker Andy Carroll.
Andy Carroll – come on in leaps and bounds this season
And the Newcastle manager thinks that Andy Carroll’s second goal is typical of the outstanding current form of the 6’4″ Geordie striker.
Danny Guthrie put through a terrific ball and Andy turned on the after-burners to get into the penalty area, and then hit a beautifully angled shot over the Scunthorpe goalkeeper and into the back of the net.
“The second typifies the sort of form he is in right now.”
“It was a great ball from Danny Guthrie and he had to show some real pace to get on it, and the quality of his finish was superb.”
“That was the finish of somebody who is in really confident mood at the moment.”
Carroll’s first goal wasn’t too bad either as he hit a bullet header into the goal from another Guthrie cross.
Notice, by the way, the number of assists Danny Guthrie keeps getting in these games.
“His first goal, I don’t think, will have been too much of a surprise to anybody because he has a quality in the air.”
“But I also thought his overall game was very good; from his goals to his hold-up play and work-rate, I was delighted.”
This local lad and England U21 International has come on a ton this season, and we still think he’ll be wearing the famous Newcastle number 9 shirt next season, and in the Premier League too.
Everything Hughton has asked him to do this season, he’s come through with the goods, and we really think he now deserves the shirt.
That’s assuming he keeps hitting the goals trail over the last 10 games of the season – of course. 😀