Fitz Hall will start in central defense tonight for Newcastle, and the 6’4″ QPR loanee is in for the injured Mike Williamson.
Fitz Hall – looking forward to game at St. James’ Park tonight
But who Fitz will partner tonight, we just don’t know, and will not know until Chris announces the team about 45 minutes before the kick-off.
Argentine star Coloccini is battling to be fit, but we don’t know if he will make it in time, and if he doesn’t make it then 20 year-old Hungarian starlet Tamas Kadar will deputize.
It’s Mike’s misfortune that has given Fitz his big chance at Newcastle for the rest of the season, and Hall said today:
“That’s what football is like: one man’s misfortune is another man’s gain.” “It’s not ideal situation and I was gutted for Mike because he’s been doing well.”
“But that’s football and that’s what squads are for and I’m happy to step in and get some games.” “That’s what I came here for and I’m determined now to take my chance and make the most of it.”
“I’ve got a great opportunity to come in and do well and help this club towards promotion.” “I enjoyed Saturday at Boro and I thought we did well to get the draw because it was a difficult game.”
“We’re back at home now and the onus is on us to attack so hopefully me and the lads at the back will have a quiet night.”
And Fitz will be looking forward to playing at St. James’ Park tonight.
He made his debut in the 5-1 mauling we gave Cardiff City back on February 5th, and he still remembers that night so well, as he continued:
“My first game against Cardiff was like no other buzz I have ever felt before.”
“It was like the first time I’d ever played football. Stepping out at St.James’ Park as a Newcastle United player was such a proud moment.”
“We got a fantastic result that night and it was something I will never forget.” “It’s every player’s dream to play at a club like Newcastle and I’m enjoying every minute of it.”
“If I’m included against Scunthorpe then great, I can’t wait.” “We would be stupid to go into any game in the Championship with a complacent attitude,”
“We have to be focused and aim to keep our unbeaten home run going until the end of the season.” “I wasn’t here earlier in the season but Scunthorpe beat us and that shows what they are capable of.”
“But we’re at home and it’s about us so we’ll be targeting three points for sure.”
Indeed we hope whoever partners Hall tonight at the center of Newcastle’s defense, both will have a quiet time of things.
The lads are in good form right now, and we expect Hughton to field an attacking side, which should help out the defense.
After all, attack is often the best form of defense, and will hopefully there will be little pressure on our defense tonight.
Which reminds us that it’s about time Newcastle had a clean sheet – the last one was back on 20th February when we beat Preston 3-0, but that’s the only one in the last 8 games.
All 3 points is what Newcastle fans are looking for tonight – and hopefully that elusive clean sheet.