John Carver: Newcastle & Rangers will benefit from loan moves

John Carver
Jon Carver won his first game as Newcastle boss against Hull last weekend

Newcastle head coach John Carver says the loan of five players to Rangers will benefit all parties concerned.

Midfielders Gael Bigirimana and Haris Vuckic and defenders Kevin Mbabu, Remie Streete and Shane Ferguson joined the Scottish Championship side on Monday.

"First of all, Rangers are getting some good players," said Carver.

"Secondly, we are getting our young players some experience of playing in front of big crowds."

He added: "They will play in front of of 35,000 to 40,000 every other week, under pressure because we know how big that club is - it's a worldwide club.

"When they come back to us they know what it's all about."

Rangers boss Kenny McDowall had claimed chief executive Derek Llambias and chairman Sandy Easdale had told him the quintet - whose parent club are owned by Ibrox shareholder Mike Ashley - must play. Llambias has since denied that this is the case.

Newcastle host Stoke City on Sunday (14:05 GMT), with the 10th-placed Potters two points ahead of the Magpies in the Premier League table.

Carver on keeping key players on deadline day

Moussa Sissoko
Moussa Sissoko was one of several Newcastle players linked with a move away from the club on deadline day

"I did go on record and say that Moussa Sissoko wasn't going anywhere, so that was pleasing. But to have a group of players that we have here now, I am delighted.

"We are going to have problems this weekend because I will have to leave some people out the 18, which is the first time we've had to do that for a long time."

On Davide Santon's Inter Milan's departure

"Davide got a little bit frustrated with himself because he wasn't in the team. The best option was to send him out on loan, and that's what we've done."

Celebrating a first win as Newcastle boss, v Hull on 31 January

"I actually went home and had a cup of tea and chip butty, that's how I celebrated. But you build on it now by getting successive wins. That's what we are aiming for."

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