Santone happy to wait for his chance at Newcastle

Davide Santon
Davide Santon
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DAVIDE Santon’s content to be patient as he waits for an Italian job in Newcastle United’s defence.

Santon joined the club from Inter Milan in late August in the wake of Jose Enrique’s sale to Liverpool.

But the Italy international – who can play in both full-back positions – is yet to make his full Premier League debut because of the form of Danny Simpson and Ryan Taylor.

Santon was also sidelined with a slight knee injury shortly after arriving from the San Siro.

Now fully fit, and having made his first start in last week’s Carling Cup defeat to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, Santon admits he’s playing a waiting game at St James’s Park, where he already feels at home.

“I know I have to be patient, and take my chance when it arises,” said Santon.

“The team have done very well, so it’s understandable that there haven’t been too many chances.

“Everyone’s been fantastic. The stadium’s great, and I’ve been made welcome. I hope it continues like this because I’m happy with the move.

“The important thing is that the team’s doing well, and the fans are happy.

“I can be content because soon I will have my chance and can play my part.”

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