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Newcastle boss Hughton: Carroll could be good enough for No9

Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton can see Andy Carroll taking the No9 shirt at the Magpies long-term.

Carroll struck twice for the Toon in their thumping of Cardiff City on Friday.

"Potentially, he is number nine material. He's a player who leads the line," said Hughton.

"In some ways, he's an old-fashioned centre-forward who has a prowess in the air, but he's still developing his game and he has to continue to do that.

"He has good football skills for a big man, but what he has to add to his game is goals, and he was able to do that."

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