Tamas Kadar captained the Reserves last night in their 32 win at home to Liverpool, and he is now hoping his injury nightmare of this last year is finally over.
Tamas Kadar – while on loan at Huddersfield briefly last January
Tamas was injured while out on loan at Huddersfield Town in January, and when he got fit again, he was injured again early in pre-season.
His injury plight has coincided with Alan Pardew arriving at the club. so Alan can hardly have seen much of the 21 year-old who has played 18 times for the first team, and of course his contract is up next June, so he’s fighting for his career on Tyneside.
But Tamas is now getting games, and he played twice recently for the Hungarian U21 side, and has also played in five of the last six games for the Reserves.
This is waht Tamas said after the game last night::
“I was happy to be the captain but the main thing is, I’m happy to play.” “I feel like I’m doing a great program. This was the fifth or sixth game I’ve played in the last few weeks (it was the 7th), so I’m happy with the results and I’m happy because I’m playing.”
“I’d been out for a long time – since January – until I did the pre-season, and then I got an injury again. But now I feel like I’m 100 per cent and I’ll try to push back into the first-team.”
“I know it’s going to take a long time and it’s going to be hard to get into the backline, but I think I’m in a good way and if I can play every week – week in, week out – that’s the best I can do.”
“I’m playing for the Reserves as a center-back and that’s my best position, and as long as I’m fit, I’m happy.
“I’m working very hard on the training ground, whether I’m training with the first-team or whether I’m with the Reserves.”
When on form, Tamas is a cool, calm and no-nonsense defender, and he can also play at left back.
But the standards at the Newcastle club have risen sharply this year, and Tamas will need to play very well to get into Alan Pardew’s plans for the future.
But we think the skill of the lad, plus a very solid temperament and character, can certainly help resurrect his career at Newcastle.
That’s what we are hoping for.