Chris Hughton has talked about his strikers this morning, and thinks the competition at the club will only be good for the club.
Andy Carroll – one of the top strikers at Newcastle
Newcastle have Andy Carroll, Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi and Leon Best fighting it out for a couple of striker positions up front, and it seems almost certain that 19 year-old England U19 star, Nile Ranger, will be loaned out to another club until January at least.
Chris Hughton talked about his strikers to the Evening Chronicle today:
“That’s what competition is all about.” “The competition we had for places was very healthy last season.”
“We’ve got Shola, who missed part of the season but played a part at the start and the end.” “He was still able to score goals.”
“We’ve got Leon Best, who by his own admission we haven’t seen the best of yet. We certainly have four players up front who will come back with their own agendas.”
“They’ll come back fresh and looking for a challenge.”
And that’s just one thing we don’t understand in that Newcastle have been linked with some strikers this summer, including the last one this week – 23 year-old PSG striker Mevlüt Erdinç.
But with all the strikers we now have, and we only just bought Leon Best from Coventry City, in January after failing to persuade Leeds United’s Jermaine Beckford to come to Tyneside – why would Chris be looking to bring in yet another?
We really have no idea, but we have to think that if a new striker arrives, then surely one will be shipped out – permanently
What do you think?