Newcastle Full-Back To Extend Loan Deal

News today that James Tavernier will be loaned out to Carlisle United for another two months.

James Tavernier – in action for Carlisle

With new boy Davide Santon being injured in training yesterday, and having to have key-hole surgery on his right knee, the 20 year-old Italian will be out for at least four weeks.

So we thought James may have been recalled from his loan spell at Carlisle to bolster Alan Pardew’s full-back options, which are not great at the moment.

The Newcastle right-back will finalize the loan spell for another two months, and if the paperwork is completed, he should be able to play for Carlisle at Chesterfield tomorrow.

The extended loan spell has been welcomed by manager Greg Abbott, who wants the Bradford-born defender James to fill in for Frank Simek, until the player can return from his hip injury.

James has played 8 times for Carlisle so far this season, and that adds to the 18 games he had on loan for local club Gateshead earlier  this year, so James is getting lots of first team games, and he will benefit from the first team experience.

But we’re still a bit concerned that Newcastle don’t have too many full back options with Davide Santon out, and it’s clear he will not be rushed back, since his right knee has been a cause for concern in the past,

Newcastle do have Danny Simpson, Ryan Taylor, Shane Ferguson, James Perch, and of course Hungarian Tamas Kadar is also available, and Tamas can play in the left back position.

And while Ryan Taylor had a tough game on Monday night, trying to contain Shaun Wright-Phillips, the 27 year-old is a great professional and we expect him to have learned from that experience, and put in a solid enough display tomorrow afternoon at Villa Park.

Although it’s also true that Alan Pardew has the impressive young Shane Ferguson available too.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Ollieh51

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Maybe Kadar is looking fit enough to play?

    Has been decent when he’s come in for us…

  • redondo77

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #2

    I think AP is going to play Gosling at LB.

  • laurentrobert32

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    redondo. i think you are definately wrong.

  • redondo77

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Tav looks like 40 years old in that picture

  • redondo77

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Yes I know I’m wrong heheheh

  • redondo77

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Can you please add info about league standing?

  • wynsleap

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #7

    One specialist right back and no specialist left back at the club and we let a promising young full back go on an extended loan.
    Yes, we have a real Brains Trust at Newcastle United.
    If we get any more injuries we’ll be recalling Carver at full back with Beardo and Stone in midfield.

  • Ollieh51

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Oh yeah, lads, what the hell is this business with loaning pleayers too?

    Why have we not loaned Arny back from Chelsea? And before anybody says anything, you can loan prem players as Arsenal have done from Chelsea…

  • redondo77

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #9

    LOL this is the funniest interview:

    Can’t stop laughing at question #7

  • HK Toon Army

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #10

    Turns out it will be Krul vs Given this Sat!!

  • thai-mag

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #11

    Ollieth51 premier clubs can only loan players before sept 1, after that only lower divisions can do loan deals

  • markmac

    Sep 16, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #12

    Im sure there must be a return clause at short notice ????

  • Ollieh51

    Sep 16, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #13

    Cheers Thai-Mag.

  • Phatoon

    Sep 16, 2011 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #14


    Van Aanholt is on loan at Wigan anyway.

  • magpiebop

    Sep 16, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #15

    Tavernier at right back and Ferguson at left back should be our first choice fullbacks with Santon out. It’s a shame that we’ve extended Taverniers loan spell when he would boost us especially on the break with his pace and attacking instincts as with Ferguson!


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