Former Scotland international Don Hutchison has been impressed with Remy Cabella under John Carver.
Former Scotland international Don Hutchison says Remy Cabella has excelled under John Carver in his column for the Chronicle.
Cabella grabbed a goal in the 3-0 win away at Hull City which left Hutchison purring over his quality and ability in the middle of Newcastle’s team.
“I think there’s more to come from Newcastle but the biggest bonus for ‘JC’ was the way Remy Cabella played,” he wrote.
“I’ve been critical of him – but he was outstanding on Saturday.”
“Maybe he wasn’t playing in the right position or maybe Alan Pardew didn’t trust him because he’s been much better under John.”
Cabella’s goal is proof that he’s started to add an end product to his obvious attacking talent, which bodes well for the team as they look to consolidate in the top half of the Premier League.
Carver deserves a pat on the back for seeing something in him that Alan Pardew arguably didn’t and there are plenty of reasons why he needs to play at the top of the midfield for the rest of the campaign.
He’s a small player with a low centre of gravity, which not only means he’s quick but also makes him difficult to mark for the opposition.
His main challenge for the rest of the season will be finding ways to stay effective in big games, once teams start to find ways of dealing with him.
If he can reinvent himself against different teams and score goals similar to his effort against Hull in the process, the Magpies will boast one hell of a player within their ranks.