Select a Team

Prev Game: Barclays Premier League Sat 26th Sep

prev game - Newcastle United
team 1 score team 2
Newcastle 2 - 2 Chelsea

Next Game: Barclays Premier League Sat 3rd Oct

next game - Newcastle United
team 1 score team 2
Man City 15:00 Newcastle

Magpies land Khizanishvili

Blackburn defender joins Newcastle on loan

Last Updated: 17/09/09 12:49pm

  • Share:
Khizanishvili: Magpies move

Khizanishvili: Magpies move

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Newcastle have bolstered their ranks by bringing in Zurab Khizanishvili on a three-month loan deal from Blackburn Rovers.

The 27-year-old Georgia international defender has been allowed to leave Ewood Park after falling down the pecking order under Sam Allardyce.

Khizanishvili has made just one appearance for Rovers this term, with his only outing coming in the 3-1 Carling Cup success away to Gillingham.

Magpies caretaker boss Chris Hughton has swiftly moved to strengthen his defence after seeing the North East outfit suffer their first defeat of the new season at Blackpool on Wednesday night.

Hughton told the club's official website: "Zurab is an experienced defender and we're very pleased to get him on board.

"He knows English football very well and will be a valuable addition to the squad over the coming months."

Khizanishvili will go straight into Newcastle's squad for Saturday's Championship clash with struggling Plymouth at St James' Park.

  • Share:


Related Profiles

Most Popular


Saturday's Opta stats

Saturday's Opta stats

Check out all the best stats from Saturday's Premier League games, courtesy of our friends at Opta.

Martin Tyler's stats

Martin Tyler's stats

Have the defending champions ever been as low in the league as Chelsea? Are Aston Villa to equal a record? Martin knows...

Crisis at Newcastle?

Crisis at Newcastle?

As Newcastle lurch into crisis mode, we take a look at the issues engulfing St James' Park.

Missing Men

Play Missing Men

Newcastle United

Newcastle's 3-1 win at Stoke in 2011