It’s safe to say that the current mood on Tyneside is one of euphoria – and there’s only been one Premier League game played! Newcastle United got their season off to a flying start on the opening day of the new Premier League campaign with a dominating 2-0 win over newly-promoted Nottingham Forest.
A stunning strike from Fabian Schar, paired with a skillfully impressive goal from Callum Wilson, helped Eddie Howe’s side claim all three points in noisy St James’ Park. In truth, if the Magpies had been more clinical, the scoreline could have been well over 2-0.
But overall it was a great start to the season for Newcastle. There is still plenty of time in the transfer window for Newcastle to do more business.
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The club would like to add two strikers to bolster Howe’s front line and will explore all avenues to do so before the deadline. And with all that in mind, earlier this week ChronicleLive’s Lee Ryder answered two big questions from Newcastle United in our Big Newcastle United Forum LIVE Q&A:
How likely are we to return for Maddison and are you sure we’ll secure another attacking player or two before the transfer window ends?
Lee said: “There is already a very good deal on the table for James Maddison. This is a key moment for him and his career. Newcastle could be his chance to play for an ambitious club in the future. I still think Eddie Howe will land the players he needs before the deadline, whether Maddison and Leicester see the sense or not.”
Could we be lucky this season with a revolutionary youngster earning a regular place in the first team? Or do we have to wait a few years while the academy builds up to Chelsea or Man Utd level?
Lee said: “I would say Elliot Anderson is closest to what’s happening anytime soon. It would be great to see him used as part of the squad rotation. But for it to be worth it, he would have to play at the least 15 Premier League games and be used as a starter in the cups Otherwise he has to be loaned out That said he has shown he can live with the first team Chelsea and Man United levels are a long way off Newcastle have lost players to rivals in recent years.”