Hughton Happy To Have 'Jack Of All Trades' Back Onboard!
"Alan is a player who can play off the front - of course, originally he was a forward player - but we have used him as a midfielder.
"He can give us a fit an enthusiastic body that's good around the place, and he also gives us valuable options.
"And that's at a time when we're going to need as many players fit and available as possible.
"We got a bit longer out of him than we actually thought we would do. I think probably the type of game that it was - with that extra support from the fans - probably got him going.
"To get 75 minutes or whatever it was out of him, I think we were fortunate to do that
"And I thought he did really well considering it was his first start of
the season. He's been involved in three reserve games, but the amount of football he's played, and the amount of training he has done, hasn't been what he would have liked."
Wednesday 11th March 2009
Fulham v Blackburn 20.00
Saturday 14th March 2009
Arsenal v Blackburn 15.00
Bolton v Fulham 15.00
Everton v Stoke City 15.00
Hull City v Newcastle 15.00
Man Utd v Liverpool 12.45
Middlesbrough v Portsmouth 15.00
Sunderland v Wigan Athletic 15.00
Sunday 15th March 2009
Aston Villa v Tottenham 16.00
Chelsea v Man City 13.30
Monday 16th March 2009
West Ham v West Brom 20.00