Roeder pleased with debut boy

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Glenn Roeder praised David Edgar following the defender's debut in Newcastle United's defeat at Bolton Wanderers.

Injuries to Newcastle's back-line prompted Roeder to draft the teenager into his team for the trip to The Reebok Stadium.

Edgar slotted in at right-back and played the entire 90 minutes of his side's 2-1 loss to Bolton.

He pleased his manager with his solid display, with Roeder paying tribute to the Canadian for his effort.

"It could not have been a tougher place for a young lad to come and make his debut, especially with Bolton's direct style," said Roeder.

"We knew it would be like that, but for a young defender making his debut, that would make it even more difficult than normal.

"I have got no complaints with the effort he put in."