'I'd like Geordies in the team': Newcastle United supporters will love Eddie Howe's vision for the club

Eddie Howe, Manager of Newcastle United, applauds the fans following the Premier League match between Manchester United and Newcastle United at Old Trafford on October 16, 2022
Eddie Howe was asked about the British core of his squad (Image credit: Getty)

Two Geordies started Newcastle United's Carabao Cup match vs Crystal Palace on Tuesday night, and afterwards manager Eddie Howe spelled out his vision to have more North Easters in his team.

"I’d like Geordies in the team. It’s hugely important that we try and strive for that in the future, consistently," said Howe. "I wouldn’t say it’s necessarily a conscious decision to recruit English players, I think you need a core of British players in any squad. I’d like that".

The Toon boss used the Third Round of the League Cup to field some fringe members of his team including Matt Targett, Elliot Anderson and Jamaal Lascelles. It was the second consecutive game in which seven British players started for Newcastle.

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