Davide Santon made a successful return to the Newcastle Reserves team yesterday which ended in the youngsters winning 5-3 at Swansea.
Nile Ranger and Davide Santon in action at Swansea last night
And Davide Santon, as well as the returning Nile Ranger, played the whole game, and both players came through well, and Davide in particular looked impressive.
Alan Pardew had said he would not play Nile Ranger again until he buckled down, so the fact he played the whole game last night presumably means he’s getting his act together – we hope he’s getting his act together before it’s too late.
But Newcastle fans will be looking forward to seeing David Santon is a first team Newcastle jersey soon, and certainly he looked a class player last night, and got forward a lot during the game, and even came close to scoring.
Alan Pardew wants to see the Italian International fully fit, and ready to go:
“He’s very quick and he will want to get forward.” “That goes with what we have here, I have always said that I want to add some pace to the team.”
“He’s as quick as Jose Enrique, who was quick indeed, and we have Gabriel Obertan to throw into that as well on the right.”
There are a number of players pushing for a first team start at the moment, and they include Sylvain Marveaux, Ben Arfa, Davide Santon and Peter Lovenkrands, and that has to be a very good thing.
Competition for places at Newcastle is now stronger than it’s been for a long time, and the players representing the club on Saturday afternoon, will know their places are under threat.
And that can only help Newcastle put in another lively performance, and the bottom line on Saturday is that a win at Wolves would be simply fantastic, and would also ensure Newcastle retain 4th place in the league over the two week International break.
4th place – that cannot be too bad.
Howay The Lads!!
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