With two successive league defeats and two successive home defeats, Newcastle fans may be due for a bit of a surprise today, and hopefully a decent win.
Sol Campbell – first PL start today for Newcastle?
Chris Hughton has come out today and said it’s not how Wigan play today that will determine the outcome of today’s game, but how our lads apply themselves in a game we should win.
A 3-0 defeat at Manchester United was followed by a 6-0 hammering of Aston Villa at home, but that;s the only win the lads have managed at home this season, losing the next two home games.
Chris talked about how it was how Newcastle play today that really matters:
“It’s about what we do, we have to go about our business,” “How good we are will determine what sort of Wigan we’re up against.”
“They’re a team in good form and are capable of winning wherever they go, we’ve got to make sure our game’s better than theirs.”
Hughton faces selection posers in central defense and up front in the striker positions.
Argentine Fabricio Coloccini has recovered well from a slight groin strain last time out, which gave Sol Campbell the chance to show what a competent and cool defender he still is against Manchester City.
But we’ll just have to wait until about 30 minutes before the KO to see if Sol will make his first ever start in the Premier League for Newcastle today.
But we’ll just have to wait until about 30 minutes before KO time to see if Sol will make his first ever Premier League start for Newcastle.
“Coloccini is fit and available so it’s one of those decisions I’ve got to make,” “Sol’s a big personality and more than anything he’s a good player.”
We need 3 points today and that’s the only thing that really matters right now, and then 10 points from our first 8 games will be a good return for the club.