It was just great to see Damien Duff come back for Newcastle yesterday, and he looked good, after being out a full eight months with his ankle injury.
Damien Duff – looked good during his appearance yesterday
That was one of the two good points about yesterdayâ€™s game, the other being the fine form displayed and two great goals from Mark Viduka.
Itâ€™s a pity Damien came back when the crowd was in shock.Â We were still 2-1 down when Duff came on for Nicky Butt after 68 minutes yesterday.Â Otherwise Damien would have received the more enthusiastic welcome back he deserved from Newcastleâ€™s very faithful fans. We think Sam will get the very best out of Duff at Newcastle, and we think yesterdayâ€™s little outing for Damien was very good for the team, and obviously for the player himself.
Allardyce told the Shields Gazette this morning:
“Damien’s a quality, top drawer Premiership player.â€ “For me, it’s like having a new player. He’s worked exceptionally hard, and got himself right up there. He got on the pitch, and didn’t look out of place I’m glad to say.â€
“It looks good for the future, and I hope he steers clear from injury.”
His return was at least one positive to be drawn from the Derby game, with Newcastle having twice to come from behind to earn a point from the Premier League’s bottom placed side. Sam Allardyce felt Mark Viduka’s two goals should have been enough to earn Newcastle a win and he’s definitely accurate there.
What do you think?
Comments and opinions always welcome.