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French intelligence helped Hughton find right hand man.

November 24th, 2009 | 41 Comments |

Hughton: Gagging for a real Outside-Right.
Hughton: Gagging for a real Outside-Right.
Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton has revealed some of the thinking behind his signing of French wing man, Fabrice Pancrate. Acknowledging a problem on the right hand side of Toon, he observed:

“If I look at one area in which we wanted to bring someone in, it was wide right.

“Jonas Gutierrez and Peter Lovenkrands can play up the middle or on the left, and what we have on the right-hand side is Ryan Taylor, Danny Guthrie and Geremi, but they’re more right sided midfield players.

“I wanted to get what I regarded as an outside right, and the timing was very good.”

Try before you buy.

Speaking of the opportunity Pancrate provided just at the right time, along with the opportunity to assess him closely for two weeks and the absence of a fee, he continued:

“We had the opportunity to look at him. He’s played at a good level, and he was out of contract.

“We had the opportunity to take him on trial. We’ve got a couple of options on the left, or what I call high left, but not too many at high right. I wanted that option. (more…)