We are hoping that Steve McClaren can find a starting position for Siem de Jong in the side because the Dutchman is a player who can score the goals, he can score from what look like half chances and after he came on against Watford he did have a couple of chances, but he couldn´t put them away.
But the more he plays the more his will sharpen up and take those chances, and we know Siem can score directly from free-kicks too – another way we have to look at how to score.
Siem de Jong challenges Troy Deeney on Saturday
We are also hoping Siem can become a leader at the club, much like he was when he captained Ajax for two years before joining Newcastle over a year ago.
This is what the 26 year-old has told the local press:
“Everyone believes we can do it.” “It’s just a matter of putting the pieces together.”
“At one point it’s going to fit and we’re going to get the results. It’s always difficult at the beginning of the season with a new manager and new players.”
“Sometimes it fits straight away, and sometimes it takes a few weeks.” “Wednesday is an important game as well.”
“We want to progress in the cup and we want everybody in – the players that played and the players that didn’t play.”
“We need to be strong and we need to focus on that now.” “We’re disappointed we didn’t win against Watford.”
“You want to win every home game, so we’re disappointed. We want to figure out how we can get the win. That’s what we want to do, starting with the cup game.”
It´s not surprising Newcastle fans have little patience right now after we have only three wins in the 25 Premier League games played this year.
And we could do worse than start Siem as a striker up front – where he played quite a few time for Ajax when required.
With Newcastle struggling so much, we find it hard to believe that Siem has yet to get a start in the league this season.
Siem is one of our senior players even though he has not played many games for us and he also had leadership skills, which will be very important at times like this when the team is struggling so much.