We think Chris Hughton has already built up a fairly strong squad at Newcastle, with his good acquisitions in January, and a number of those signings will get a chance to shine in England’s top league next season.
Wayne Routledge – huge chance next season in Premier League
One of those players, who has already played before in the Premier League, is 25 year-old Wayne Routledge, and the winger has 3 goals already in 17 appearances for the club, and Wayne has 4 assists – so he’s been very productive at Newcastle so far, and in truth he has looked a very good player on Tyneside.
Chris Hughton – who of course signed QPR’s best player in January, to the surprise of us all, told the Evening Chronicle today:
“It will be great to see Wayne back in the Premier League – he came in last January and he’s a player who has got Premier League experience for us.”
“He’s at an age now where he’s matured and he’s a very fit lad.” “It’s a lovely challenge for Wayne to get stuck into next season.”
And Hughton has even said that Wayne has looked impressive already in the two days of training the club have had at their Benton headquarters, and it looks like Wayne is already quite fit – as he realizes he has a massive chance to rekindle his career with Newcastle in the PL.
“I know Wayne from Tottenham and he’s a lad who really enjoys pre-season because he’s such a good athlete.” “He’s been at a few clubs now and he’s got the maturity now.”
“He’s approaching the next few years of his career when he will be in his prime.” “I hope that he can continue that good start for us.”
Wayne has tremendous potential and always has, but when he played in the Premier League when he was a youngster he never really came though.
The chance to do that this season seems to be driving the young lad, and that’s always good to see.
He is already an experienced player having made 252 total first-class appearances with 23 goals and 30 assists, and Newcastle is the 8th club Wayne has played for.