Back from the subcontinent to a mixed bag of Saints news. Two games on, and our points penalty has not been cut in half, but the point away at Charlton was a good one and we have made a couple of very encouraging signings to boot.
Saints 1 - Colchester 1
Charlton 1 - Saints 1
Draws remain the order of the day this season then, although Pardew is confident the wins will start coming soon. Such a view is strengthened by the additions made to the squad of Fiorentina striker Papa Waigo N'Diaye and chunky centre-half Rahdi Jaidi, whose work permit clearance finally came through. Following the signing of Neal Trotman, Jaidi should add more height and strength to our back line, as well as striking fear into opposition offences - Jaidi and Trotman are two brick wall collussuses you most certainly would not want to meet in a dark alleyway. The season long loan signing of Senegal forward N'Diaye is also exciting and he should add pace and running to a somewhat immobile frontline. He has the goal celebrations of Kenwyne Jones, too.
All things considered an encouraging fortnight, but Saints remain rooted to the foot of the League and that first win cannot come fast enough. Yeovil on Saturday should provide the ideal chance.
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