Hughton backing for Best
Chris Hughton is not worried that Leon Best has not scored for Newcastle since his move from Coventry.
Last Updated: 17/02/10 9:16am
Chris Hughton is not worried that Leon Best has not scored for Newcastle United and is confident his new signing is making a contribution.
Best has made three appearances for the Magpies since his £2million move from Coventry City on deadline day, but has yet to find the net.
However, Hughton is not concerned by the situation and has highlighted the striker's positive attributes since his arrival at St James' Park.
"I see more development in Leon," said the Newcastle boss. "He is a lad you need to get close to goal because he is a big, powerful finisher.
"He's at the right age to develop in a good team. That's something we've seen in him for a while."
Hughton added: "The most important thing when you bring in anyone is that they make a contribution.
"It can be around the place, improving morale in training and then doing it in games.
"Go back to the Cardiff game.
"Even though he didn't score, I thought it was a very good contribution and we scored three goals before he came off."