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Hughton: “I will get support from above”.

November 18th, 2009 | 94 Comments |

Hughton: "Not desperate".
Hughton: "Not desperate".
Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton has been speaking in the aftermath of yesterday evening’s reserves victory against Hartlepool Town.

In the interview, Hughton reiterated that he wasn’t “desperate” to bring players in just for the sake of it, but that he would assess any opportunities that come up. He also added that he would get help “from above”. This wasn’t a declaration of religious faith by Hughton, but a reference to owner, Mike Ashley, who has enjoyed somewhat mixed fortunes since taking over the club in 2007.

However, the gaffer was busy assessing one such opportunity, ex Paris Saint Germain trialist, Fabrice Pancrate. The Frenchman is a versatile striker and winger who joined the club for a second time on monday after an earlier stay. As noted in our reserves match report, Pancrate played for around 80 minutes to generally good reviews, providing an assist for one of Newcastle’s goals.

On Pancrate he mused:

“He did well and I enjoyed what I saw. (more…)