Select a Team

Prev Game: Barclays Premier League Sat 23rd Apr

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

Next Game: Barclays Premier League Sat 30th Apr

next game - Newcastle United
team 1 score team 2
Newcastle 15:00 C Palace

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

Related Profiles

Most Popular

Features

Martin Tyler's stats

Martin Tyler's stats

Do Liverpool let two-goal leads slip often? Does the Premier League's top scorer always win the title? Martin knows...

Saturday’s Opta stats

Saturday’s Opta stats

All the best Premier League stats from Saturday’s matches as Eden Hazard ended his goal drought.

Spotlight on Benitez

Spotlight on Benitez

Rafael Benitez returns to Anfield on Saturday, but can he ensure Newcastle will be back next season too?

Missing Men

Play Missing Men

Newcastle United

Newcastle's 3-1 win at Stoke in 2011