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Players were magnificent against Doncaster, says Hughton.

October 26th, 2009 | 9 Comments |

Toon top table ... just
Toon top table ... just
Newcastle United manager-in-waiting Chris Hughton, heaped praise on the players after the 2-1 win over Doncaster Rovers at the weekend.

Rumours suggested that Hughton would be appointed as permanent manager before the game but there’s been no official confirmation of that, possibly because Ashley is still considering Barry Moat’s latest offer for the club.

Hughton – presumably still in the role of caretaker manager – said of the game:

We’ve been through everything but credit to the players, they were magnificent and we got the win we deserved.”

I didn’t see the match personally but according to our match report I think ‘magnificent’ might be stretching things a bit. Although to be fair we did have 57% of the possession, 10 on-target shots to their 3 and 8 off-target shots to their 3. (more…)