The Newcastle scouting team are already in full swing and will be out again watching prospective targets over the weekend, even though this is an International break.
Both of these will be scouting games for Newcastle this weekend
Alan Pardew has said today he will indeed watch the England game against Wales in Cardiff – and why not since he’s English – and Alan will no doubt be looking to see how Matt Jarvis looks, if indeed the Wolves winger gets any playing time tomorrow.
And it’s not only Matt Jarvis that the Newcastle manager will be interested in, but also other players who may play against Newcastle during the the run-in to the season.
Players like new (old?) England captain John Terry and team-mate Frank Lampard of Chelsea, are just two examples as Newcastle still have to visit Stamford Bridge this season in the league.
And since Sunderland beat Chelsea down there 3-0 earlier in the season, there’s no reason why Newcastle cannot come away with something from that game, which takes place on 14th May, and is the second last game of the season, so we should be safe by then.
Newcastle scouts will be at other International games this weekend too, where some of Newcastle’s targets could be playing, and we would expect most, if not all of the players brought in over the summer are full Internationals.
This is what Alan had to say to the official Newcastle United web-site today:
“I will be watching, because there’s one or two who could feature against us, like Matt Jarvis of Wolves,””It will be interesting to see how that fixture unfolds.”
“But there will be a lot of fixtures this weekend that I will have my eye on because there’s one or two players we need to view as well.
“So our scouts are out and about all over Europe this weekend, checking on players we hope will have some significance here.”
Of course Newcastle will only have an exciting transfer window in the summer if the club remains in the Premier League this season – that’s very true.
So it’s important to start winning games again, and it seems the best time to start is a week tomorrow against Wolves, which will take place in front of an expected 50,000 screaming mad Geordies at St. James’ Park.
That should help.