After making 11 changes from the side that played against Aston Villa on Sunday, for the game last night at Accrington Stanley, don’t be surprised if the Newcastle manager makes 11 changes for the side to play Wolves on Saturday afternoon, in what promises to be a tough PL game at Molyneux.
Chris Hughton – different side for Wolves
Hughton’s big gamble of starting six teenagers last night, in a side that had an average age of around 21.5 years paid off handsomely, and Newcastle got the win they needed to go into the 3rd round draw, to take place on Saturday. The seniors all got a rest, and the youngsters got some great experience in getting Newcastle through to the 3rd round of the Carling Cup.
Depending on which team Newcastle get in the next round, will decide what team Chris puts out, but if it’s a Premier League side he may play the seniors in the next round.
This is what Chris told the Shields Gazette today:
“I’m certain there will be team changes for the weekend!” “We got exactly what we wanted out of the game though, and, overall, we’re really happy with it, but Saturday is a different game again.”
“It was a tough night, and we could have made life more comfortable for ourselves, but that’s the nature of the cup,” “We were probably hanging on a bit at the end, but, overall, we’re pleased.”
It was a pleasing display from the youngsters last night, and we have to agree with Chris, that the young guns at Newcastle are improving, and certainly they showed the same fight and passion the senior players have showed so far this season.
It must be catching.