Chris Hughton will now turn his attention to the rather tough game the lads will face on Saturday afternoon at Wolves.
Chris Hughton – good work on Newcastle team bonding
Chris told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’m certain there will be team changes for the weekend! We have got exactly what we wanted out of the game though, and overall we are really happy with it.’ “But Saturday is a different game again.”
Hughton was delighted with the application of his young side at Accrington, and rightly so, and he is now looking forward to the third round draw of the Carling Cup on Saturday and the tough game at Wolves on Saturday afternoon.
Hughton spoke after the good 3-2 win last night:
“It was a tough night but 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 are pleased, we’re delighted.”
“We thought it was going to be a helter skelter cup tie and it proved to be exactly that.” “There were many positives to come from the game.”
“Shola, Peter and Ryan Taylor were great examples to the younger players.” “I’m pleased for the ones like James Tavernier, Shane Ferguson and Haris Vuckic who haven’t tasted much first-team experience.”
What we saw last night was a Newcastle squad in complete unison, with experienced players Alan Smith, Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan watching while sitting on a brick wall at the Crown ground – and seeming to enjoy the game.
And for their part the youngsters on show last night, had obviously learned from their elders at the Newcastle club, as they showed the same commitment and passion the senior team has shown so far this season.
It says something very good about Chris Hughton’s management capabilities, that he has been able to get all the players playing their hearts out for the Newcastle club in just a short 13 months.
A win on Saturday and we’ll be doing just great.
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