It appears that Chris Hughton will give some fringe players a game, in our very last Championship league game at QPR on Sunday afternoon.
Tim Krul – will get first league start on Sunday
And one of those players who will get a game is 22 year-old Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul, who will play a part against Queens Park Rangers.
Tim has found it difficult to get into the first team, as Steve Harper has had an excellent season.
Krul has had to be content with games in the Cup, plus a couple of sub appearances when Steve was injured during games in the Championship, but Tim wants to displace Steve next season, and he’s already said that a couple of times recently.
Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Tim will certainly play a part.” “It is an opportunity for him, but I think out of all the youngsters he will be the only one.”
“We’ve been big enough and fit enough all season to manoeuver the squad and get through it.” “The team we play will be a team picked to win the game.”
It could also be that Steven Taylor will be given a game on Sunday afternoon, after recovering from his various injuries – we’ll leave it at that.
Chris continued and talked about wanting to get to 100 points, which we’ll achieve with a draw on Sunday – although a win would be a lot better.
“Like every game this season, it’s one we want to win.” “We’ve had a lot of targets.”
“And perhaps the last one of those targets is to get 100 points.” “That’s what we’ll be looking to get beyond on Sunday.”
We want to win this game on Sunday, and it would be good if our last two games in the Championship get us just a single point.
So a win would finish the season off in the right way, because after all winning is what it’s been all about this season, with 29 wins so far in our 45 games.
We also expect Joey Barton to be given another start in London.