The loan signing deadline for League clubs is tomorrow, but it looks like Chris Hughton will not bother entering the loan market for a center-half.
Tamas Kadar – Man of the Match performance last night
And one of the big reasons for that is the form of our 20 year-old Hungarian Tamas Kadar, who had another very solid game alongside Argentine Coloccini last night, and in fact it was a Man of the Match performance.
In addition to Tamas, the news that Mike Williamson will be able to play within a week or so with a splint on his broken hand, is more good news for the manger, who seems to have handled the Carroll – Taylor incident with considerable management skill, by the way.
In fact the Hungarian defender may even start next Monday night against Nottingham Forest, after putting in his terrific performance last night, and this lad is now starting to push for a first team place at Newcastle, which is great to see.
Don’t forget when this lad joined Newcastle two years ago, he was a top-rated prospect and 18 months ago was called up for the senior Hungarian squad.
Kadar has played the last one and a half games for Newcastle, after coming on at Bristol City after 51 minutes for the injured Fitz Hall and he now has appeared 15 times for the club with 8 starts.
Chris Hughton briefly talked about his star young defender this morning:
“If I look at Tamas Kadar he’s come in and done well.” “He deserves some opportunities.”
Then Chris was asked if he now needs to bring in a new loan signing before Friday, and he answered:
“At this moment in all honesty I can’t see it.” “I will assess it again.” “I have been assessing it over the last couple of days.” “If we did anything it would be very much as cover.”
“At this moment I think probably not.” “There aren’t many players available at the moment due to the time of year.” “We have been mindful of the fact we have brought people in for the right reasons.”
“What I wouldn’t want to do is bring somebody in for the sake of it.” “But if I look at where we are, probably the one area we are the most vulnerable is centre-half.”
We half expect Tamas to keep his place on Monday night, because the lad is starting to remind is us of the way Sebastien Bassong started his career at Newcastle, a short 18 months ago.
Every time the Frenchman, who now is Cameroon International playing his football at Spurs, came into the first team and looked good, and then at Stamford Bridge, he played a tremendous game as Newcastle got the 0-0 draw.
And after that performance he really became first choice, with Joe Kinnear finding it difficult to leave the lad on the bench, and Seb want on to become the Newcastle player of the season last year.
Of course Tamas is 3 years younger than Bassong, but he looks just as promising, at least to us.
And the fact that Tamas is coming through big time this season augers well for our defense next year in the Premiership, and also reflects so highly on Newcastle’s new Youth Policy.
Think of the Newcastle Youth Policy this way – we will not be buying players who cost £20M – we’ll be making them. 😀