Hughton Says Toon 'Battle' Is Healthy!

18 March 2010 11:26
Chris Hughton has played down suggestions the Toon are as good as promoted. But he says the fight for Toon top goalscorer is very healthy indeed. "I'm not bothered who scores . but they are!" NEWCASTLE: Harper, Simpson, Coloccini, Hall, Jose Enrique (Kadar 75), Routledge, Guthrie, Nolan, Gutierrez, Lovenkrands (Ranger 82), Carroll (Best 75). Subs Not Used: Krul, Ryan Taylor, Pancrate, Butt. SCUNTHORPE: Murphy, Andrew Wright, Jones, Raynes, Williams, Thompson, McCann, O'Connor (Togwell 55), Josh Wright (Woolford 72), Forte, Hayes (McDermott 55). Subs Not Used: Lillis, Milne, Sparrow, Canavan. Att: 39,301 Chris Hughton: "It's a wonderful position that we have worked hard to put ourselves into. "We always knew the most important gap was between first and third, and we have worked hard to be able to do that. "With the staff we have got and the playing staff we have got, I don't see that being a difficulty, bringing them back down to earth. "It's probably understandable that people outside the club and maybe supporters will think that, but it won't be a difficult job with this group of lads. "Andy Carroll and Peter Lovenkrands are now locked together on 14 goals with Kevin Nolan just one behind. "For me, it doesn't really matter who scores, but I know it matters to them."