We are now seeing some youngsters starting to really come through and threaten for first team starting positions at Newcastle, and certainly on Thursday night Shane Ferguson and Sammy Ameobi both had very good games, and certainly impressed manager Alan Pardew.
Adam Campbell – as good as anybody in training
And it seems that both lads have been impressive in training at Benton all season, and Alan was pleased they produced that form in a first team game for Newcastle – against Club Brugge who looked a good side.
And the Newcastle manager again mentioned young Adam Campbell as being as good as anybody on the training ground, and it seems Adam is starting to force his way into at least getting a place on the bench.
Shane Ferguson is pushing Davide Santon for a place at left-back, and Gabriel Obertan is pushing hard for that right-wing spot held by Hatem Ben Arfa, and Gabby had another impressive game for Newcastle in the Europa League on Thursday night, and scored that great goal.
And we expect that James Perch, who put in a solid performance at center-back on Thursday night alongside Steven Taylor, will get the defensive midfield spot made vacant because of Cheick Tiote’s three match ban, although Gael Bigirimana seems almost ready to play regularly for Newcastle, as he seems to be learning very quickly from the Newcastle star players.
This is what Alan Pardew said during his press conference yesterday:
“I have been picking sides which I think suit the game, but it is getting harder.” “Even the bench is really competitive because the subs who have been coming off the bench are in good form. Nights like Thursday give me a tough choice for the bench this weekend, let alone the team.”
“It is a pleasing situation for the club to be in. We keep saying we have some good young players, but they have to deliver. It is no good just doing it in training.” “Fergie and Sammy are brilliant in training and they produced it in the game against Brugge.”
“Young Adam Campbell is knocking on the door as well and has been as good as anyone on the training field.”
As Alan says, it’s going to be difficult for him to pick a starting eleven for tomorrow’s game, and to decide who to leave out of the 18 man squad, but it could be that Vurnon Anita misses out, as he still seems to be coming to terms with the way football is played in England.
What would your starting eleven and subs be for tomorrow?
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