It seems Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was very pleased with the solid performance of 18 year-old Bradford-born James Tavernier yesterday, in the heart of Newcastle’s defense.
James Tavernier – good game yesterday
Hughton was obviously keen to avoid any more injuries to his senior central defenders, and he put the 18 year-old there for the full 90 minutes yesterday – and James took his chance to shine.
Chris said today:.
“I thought James did very well, especially considering he’s a player who plays most of his football at right-back,”
“Without Steven Taylor and James Perch, who picked up a slight knock on Thursday, we were a bit light at the back so I had to ask him to play the 90 minutes.”
It’ good that James took his chance, and of course when he made his first team debut at Peterborough last year, he was Newcastle’s best player, and we think this lad has a bright future ahead of him at the Newcastle club.
Written from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.