News today that Steven Taylor is out until October, and James Perch has picked up a minor injury which means Chris will need to strengthen this summer.
Chris Hughton – will strengthen further this summer
Chris talked to the Sunday Sun today about strengthening the squad:
“I have said all along that we need to make additions to the squad,” “We know it’s going to be a tough season and we know we will go through periods where we pick up injuries.”
“We have to be prepared for that. I don’t think this game really changed anything – we knew that we needed players and we know that it will be tougher to get through injuries to key men next year.”
“We need to bring in players in the right positions and we know that we need to strengthen.” “But as I have said before, the nucleus of the squad will be those that won the Championship last season – they deserve their opportunity.”
There’s really not much new news there from Chris, but it would appear that Hughton will need to strengthen in central defense, although young James Tavernier played the full 90 minutes yesterday and looked very steady in defense.
Written from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.