Date: 14th January 2009 at 12:53pm
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18-year-old centre-half Tamas Kadar has received a surprising call from Joe Kinnear stating that he may be in the running for a place on the bench, or even a start at left-back for the FA Cup clash against Hull City. Although he is most comfortable at the heart of defence, the powerful stopper can also play at left-back – an area Newcastle United FC are currently struggling in.

‘Tamas has done very well,’ Kinnear told The Shields Gazette.

‘I’d think out of most of the young lads, he would have a realistic chance of playing, or almost certainly being involved in the game.’

Charles N’Zogbia’s fitness has caused Kinnear to rethink his formation, and in fact, his tactics as he considers the Frenchman to be vital member of his side – notwithstanding the 22-year-old’s public desire to quit the St. James’ Park club as early as possible.

‘I have got other options, but they depend on the fitness level of Charles, who is suffering from a thigh strain.’

Kadar was signed by the Magpies a year ago from Hungarian side Zalaegerszegi TE.