With Newcastle having so many good players not getting much playing time these days, it was all inevitable that players would become a little frustrated at not playing, and some, like Steven Taylor, have not been able to make the bench.
Steven Taylor – desperate to play – we don’t blame him
And the Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has mentioned today that a few frustrated Newcastle players are desperate for a game, and you can be sure that when they do play – they will be going all out to take their chance – just like Mike Williamson famously did in that second half at Everton, when he finally got his chance in the first team.
And Mike has played every minute since that Everton game.
It’s actually a positive sign that players are desperate to play, but with Newcastle dong so well recently and building a very decent squad, players will have to realize that nobody is an automatic starter these days.
Alan Pardew addressed the frustrations among the fringe players at Newcastle today:
“A few have been knocking on my door this morning asking to play,” “Steven Taylor, Hatem Ben Arfa, Papiss Cisse, Vurnon Anita and Jonas Gutierrez – they’re all desperate to play.”
“We’ve got real competition for places. That bodes well. We’re going to need to freshen it up and change it.”
Alan Pardew will make maybe up to four changes in the starting eleven for the game at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday night, because we have another tough game at Old Trafford the following Saturday.
It will be interesting to see what the team in for Wednesday night.
What would your team be against Swansea?
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