Kadar eyes Magpies role
Defender holds renewed optimism after hamstring recovery
By Jamie Casey. Last Updated: June 25, 2011 4:01pm
Kadar: Has recovered from a hamstring injury suffered while on-loan at Huddersfield
Newcastle defender Tamas Kadar has set his sights on becoming an integral part of manager Alan Pardew's first-team plans.
The 21-year-old spent time on loan at Huddersfield Town last term before a hamstring injury ended his season.
The Hungarian has since regained fitness, though, and featured for his country at last week's Toulon International tournament in France.
He told The Chronicle: "I feel very strong now after playing three games in five days in the Toulon tournament.
"I feel good about myself, and now my next aim is to have a very good pre-season and prove to the manager he can use me in the games in the Premier League.
"We had the three games and started the tournament very well with a good win over China.
"It was good to play in those games for Hungary because I had been out since January."
He added: "During that time I was unable to play matches because of the injury, but I'm glad to be fit once again."
Huddersfield manager Lee Clark, a former player and coach at Newcastle, is reportedly keen to bring the defender back to the Galpharm next season, but Kadar has other ideas.
He said: "We can look forward to the future now as a team at Newcastle. My aim is to get fit and if we work hard as a team we can make things happen."