Hughton Says Keegan Was Right!

Last updated : 30 September 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor

And Chris Hughton agrees that the former Man City midfielder is a "quality player".

The stand-in Toon boss played down reports that Barton may be missing into the New Year after suffering a fresh foot injury setback.

Hughton appeared to suggest that the former England international won’t be missing too many games.

Hughton: “He played through two games with it. It’s a blow because Joey’s a quality player and you want all your quality players (available).

“He certainly won’t be fit for tomorrow or Saturday, but I would like to think that he is not too far away.”