One of the weaknesses we seem to have these days at Newcastle is at left back, with Paul Dummett not being in good form this season and Sadio Haidara is now injured and out for at least four months with a serious knee injury.
A good question is why we ever sold Davide Santon last January to Inter-Milan (initially on loan) when John Carver was the interim manager.
Inter-Milan are now 4 points clear at the top of the Italian League under Roberto Mancini and Davide has played 9 times for them this season and 9 times last season.
Kevin Mbabu – deserves chance at left back
The player that we’d like to see given an opportunity at left back is 20 year-old Swiss U19 International Kevin Mbabu, who is fit again and he’s been on the bench for the last few games.
Kevin has made four appearances this season for the Newcastle first team and he had a great game against Chelsea but was then injured and lost his place.
Paul Dummett is not in form at the moment and we think Kevin at least deserves a chance at left back and when he’s played for the first team he’s looked the part.
Dummett had all kinds of trouble yesterday with Jordan Ayew’s pace down the right wing and the Geordie had another poor game.
There’s also a possibility that Newcastle will bring in a new left back as the January transfer window draws near and opens in a short 12 days time.
Maybe 23 year-old Jamaican international Kemar Lawrence will be brought in?
Newcastle have been linked with the Jamaican recently and he plays for the NY Red Bulls and had a great Gold Cup tournament in the summer.
What do you think?