I understand perfectly as the fellow Irish player, Damien Duff has said that King Kev should keep Stephen Carr at St. James' Park, but if we look back again for Carr's performance during his time at Gallowgate, he is not the same player he was used to be.
Report from the Irish Soccer site, Duff said that Stephen has the experience we need at the moment. He also commenting on the Toon Army criticism of Carr's injury prone as something that Stephen hasn’t moaned about, but he keep working hard on things. Duffy still believe Carr will always give 100% for this club.
“Stephen has been great. He only has until the summer until his contract expires, but as a friend and a player I’d love him to stay.” Damien said, “I know he’s had his injury problems at Newcastle, like I have, but he is a great person to have around and most of the players would agree with that.”
Carr’s current deal at United will expires at the end of the season, and I think with his injury trouble, Keegan will see that there is no reason why he should renewed his Magpies contract. But in the meantime, until we find any player to replace him, I still see Carr is worth to sit on the bench.