Kinnear Not Worried By Loss Of Shay Given!

Last updated : 05 February 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor

Joe Kinnear: "When I came here, I said straight away the goalkeeping department was one of the areas in which we were blessed.

"He is a very competent, good goalkeeper.

"We have Tim Krul and Fraser Forster as well, and it is probably the strongest area at the club.

"Harps has come in now, and he has an opportunity to stake his claim.

"He can guide the younger players and, with him being the longest-serving player at Newcastle, he knows the club inside out.

"Steve is probably one of the top five English goalkeepers. He is in the frame for the next 14 games."