Oba Martins is only too keen to score more goals for Newcastle United before he leaves for the African Nations Cup, after our 3rd round FA Cup Tie at Stoke City on Sunday afternoon, 6th January.
Oba Martins – which way is up?
It turns that Martins scored 6 goals in December last year, so maybe this is a good time for him to add to his 7 goals for the club this season. He could start against Derby County on Sunday at St. Jamesâ€™ Park. 😀
We were a little concerned about Martins feeling frustrated when he was replaced by Mark Viduka on Saturday after 77 minutes, but we have to conclude he was just frustrated, more at himself than anything. But he didnâ€™t get much support up front last Saturday. However, we know he just loves to do well on Tyneside, where he often says he loves it here, and has even brought his family over from Nigeria.
Oba told nufc.co.uk this morning:
“I scored six goals during December last year and remember I was in really good form,” “We won four games and I scored in each of them, twice against Blackburn and Watford.â€
“I also started this month very well with my goals against Blackburn and Birmingham and again I feel good.â€ “I am very happy to be playing in the team every week and I know my job is to score goals.â€
“Hopefully before I leave for the African Cup of Nations I will add some more to the seven I have already this season.â€ “As a team now we are feeling confident after our recent results and we have a chance to pick up some more points over Christmas.”
Newcastle have four points from the recent visits of Arsenal and Birmingham City to St. Jamesâ€™ Park, and that should be increased to 7 points from 3 games on Saturday. Anything less than that will be a disappointment against bottom placed Derby County.