Chris Hughton’s Newcastle squad recently has four players in position to score goals for the Toon. With two home boys Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi as his first team choice, Hughton still has Leon Best and Peter Lovenkrands lurking in their chance to shine for the Magpies.
But in my honest opinion, it’s hardly to see Leon has his Best to leap pass the Toon strong duo, while Lovenkrands is slightly has the better chance to work his magic again when one of them are injured.
And if we looking at the worst nightmare scenario when none of our first team choice is available for action, that would leave Hughton in a big headache to pick the replacement killers.
Hughton is already aware of that worst scenario for long time and have sent his scouting team with an order to bring a player to bolster United attacking options in January. And beside Jonathan Legear who was already being reported on Toon radar, the latest name that arise on the media is the Slovenian striker Tim Matavz.
Matavz, a pacey striker with an eye for goal, has been watched by Newcastle United scouts team on three occasions this season, according to Dutch publication Elf Voetbal.
The 21-year-old, 6ft 1in Matavz currently playing for Dutch side FC Groningen and has scored five goals in thirteen games so far this season, with the record of fourteen goals on last term.