Eighteen-year-old midfielder Gael Bigirimana has been one of the positive surprises at Newcastle this season, since signing from Coventry City for just £1M over the summer, and he started off his Newcastle career in style and has already racked up 5 appearances for the first team, after impressing in pre-season.
Gael Bigirimana – could start tonight
Since arriving on Tyneside, Gael has very quickly picked up the history of the club, and he now knows we haven’t won anything for 43 years, and haven’t won a game at Old Trafford for 40 years.
This is what the Bujumbura, Burundi born player said today in the local press:
“I know a little bit of the story of the club and from what I can remember, they haven’t won any cups for quite a long time.”
“For any club, that’s what the fans want, the fans want a trophy – the Capital One Cup, the FA Cup, the Europa League, whatever, the Premier League, they just want a cup just to get that feeling of winning something.”
“It would just lift up the place. It’s a hard challenge, but we are here, that’s our job, we have got to provide that.”
It’s probable that Gael will start on the bench tonight, but with Cheick Tiote short of match practice, Gael could even get the start, and that would show the confidence the Newcastle manager has in this top 18 year-old youngster.
In fact we’d like to see the lad start, since he doesn’t yet know what’s impossible at Newcastle, and he could help us get the win.
And in short – a win tonight would be simply fantastic.
Howay The Lads!!
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