Newcastle manager Chris Hughton seems to be relishing Newcastle United’s Carling Cup tie against Arsenal at St. James’ Park.
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It’s Newcastle’s first home tie of the tournament and Chris is happy about that, after being drawn away in the previous two rounds.
This is what Chris said today about the tie:
“It’s one to look forward to. It’s just good to get a game here at St James’s – it’s a major plus,””I’d expect a big crowd for that one, and a real quality side to come here.”
But after Newcastle have badly slipped up in their last two Premier League home games against Blackpool and Stoke when 6 points could have been expected, but we ended up with two defeats, we have to understand that the Carling Cup is very much a second priority for Newcastle this season.
And we would expect Chris to again field a second team in that game.