We are still not fully convinced that Davide Santon is Newcastle’s best left back, at least not as far as defending goes, and Alan Pardew has a few players in the squad who can do a decent job in that position.
David Santon – first choice left back
The Newcastle manager has played Davide in that position most of this season, but when our defense has already leaked 12 goals in our first 7 league games, maybe who are the best back four needs to be looked at.
Local lad Paul Dummett has been pressing Davide for the left back position so far this season, but we also have Vurnon Anita, who played a full season at left back for Ajax, and of course Jonas Gutierrez is experienced and could also do a job in that position.
It will be harder with Loic Remy now on the left wing for Jonas to start too many games, while the French International striker is fit and well.
And of course we have Yanga-Mbiwa, who has been dropped from the center-back position, and he played left back for Newcastle in the last few games pf last season, and looked very good in that position, and maybe that’s his best chance at getting a starting position at the club.
Finally there is 20 year-old Massadio Haidara, who we brought in from Nancy in January, and so far he has been out all season with a knee injury, but this lad is a very promising young player, and will be pressing in the future for a start in that position.
Let us know who you think is Newcastle’s best left back at the moment.
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