James Milner turned 22 years old on January 4th, yet he still has over 127 appearances for Newcastle United with 92 starts and 12 goals.
James Milner – made 220 appearances so far in his career
He has appeared another 93 times for Leeds United, Swindon Town and Aston Villa with 69 starts. So in his first class career he has 220 appearances with 161 starts, not too bad for a young 22 year-old. James has now recovered from his virus and is raring to go in tonightâ€™s replay with the Potters. We expect to be on the right wing tonight in a 4-4-2 formation.
James told the Black ‘n’ White Matchday Program:
“We need a win to kick-start our 2008,” “It would be a much-needed lift for all the lads and it would help us to forget about the defeat at Man United on Saturday.â€ “Stoke are a very direct team and will try to get men behind the ball and make it hard for us.”
“It’s down to us to get the ball down and move it about. The pressure is on but it’s about who can get on the ball and do some damage to the opposition because we have enough ability.
“The first game was a bit nervy at times but all you want is for the lads to avoid defeat and hopefully get a win. “But it was good performance in the end because Stoke are a physical side.” “You don’t appreciate that on TV but the lads have told me it was difficult and they really play to their strengths.”â€
We need a win tonight – it’s as simple as that, one way or another.
James full playing record is as follows:
Year Team Games Goals 2006-2008 Newcastle 76 8 2005-2006 Aston Villa 33 3 2004-2006 Newcastle 51 4 2002-2004 Leeds 54 5 2003â€“2004 Swindon-loan 6 2 TOTALS: 220 22