Roeder pleased with debut boy
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Glenn Roeder praised David Edgar after the defender's debut in the defeat at Bolton.
Glenn Roeder praised David Edgar following the defender's debut in Newcastle United's defeat at Bolton Wanderers.
Injuries to Newcastle's back-line prompted Roeder to draft the teenager into his team for the trip to The Reebok Stadium.
Edgar slotted in at right-back and played the entire 90 minutes of his side's 2-1 loss to Bolton.
He pleased his manager with his solid display, with Roeder paying tribute to the Canadian for his effort.
"It could not have been a tougher place for a young lad to come and make his debut, especially with Bolton's direct style," said Roeder.
"We knew it would be like that, but for a young defender making his debut, that would make it even more difficult than normal.
"I have got no complaints with the effort he put in."