Wayne Routledge returned from injury last night, and had a very good game on Newcastle’s right wing.
Wayne Routledge – threat on Newcastle’s right wing
Wayne was especially potent during Newcastle’s pulsating start to the game, when they had Scunthorpe stretched all over the place.
And after being missing for the last 4 games with his calf injury, Chris Hughton thought that Wayne showed what a threat the 25 year-old, is when he plays.
Chris talked about his new right winger after the game:
“It was a great run and through ball,””I thought his overall contribution was very good and he gives us a different dimension in wide areas.”
“Physically he’s a very fit and strong boy and it was pleasing to see him come through the whole game and still be going well in the second half.”
“He took a whack just after half-time but picked himself to get on with it.” “He showed his value to the team tonight and it’s a major boost to have him back.”
We’re not sure exactly how much Newcastle paid out to QPR for the player, but it was probably around £1.5M. That was another bargain for the Newcastle club.
Of course the big question with Wayne is can he become a star in the Premiership next season, and finally fulfill his massive potential?
He has certainly started his Newcastle career with some aplomb, and he gives Newcastle a threat down the right wing, to balance the Gutierrez threat down the other wing.
That’s got to be good.