Fit again Peter Ramage has revealed he will probably play for the Newcastle Reserve side at Bolton next Tuesday.
Peter Ramage – back in action next Tuesday
The Ashington born defender also talked today about how good Michael Owen has been with him during his long term injury. Michael had a similar ACL injury of course, and Peter seems really thankful that Michael has gone out of his way and given him good advice all the time.
The 24-year-old returned to full training last week having spent nearly seven months recovering from that terrible knee injury he sustained in the game against Middlesbrough last August.
Peter told Newcastle World TV today:
“Michael has been brilliant with me the past six months or so because he had a similar injury the year before,” “He was always giving me advice and was there for me to bounce ideas and thoughts off.â€
“It was great to be able to do that with someone who knew what I was going through.â€ “I have seen the way he has came back and he is on a run of games now which is encouraging for me.â€
“Hopefully I’ll be able to get a run of games and fingers crossed there are no problems because I feel great at the moment.” “I would’ve liked to have played for the reserves at Blackburn on Monday but I think the more realistic target is next week’s game at Bolton.â€
“I can’t wait to be honest and it has been really tough, especially because results haven’t been good and all you want to do is help.â€
“I’m more than confident we have what it takes to get out of trouble and all we need is that first win.”
Peter’s contract is up at the end of the season so we have no idea if he’ll be retained. But his presence in training should be a boost to the rest of the players.
Peter is absolutely committed to the club and always has been. As Kevin has said recently, these local lads are like gold dust because of their spirit and application on the training pitch.
That’s what we need right now to let our stars know that 100% effort is needed in every game and white flags are not allowed.
But bottom line, it’s great to have Peter back, and we wish him all the best in his come back game on Tuesday.
Thinks:Â How much will this raise the average age of the Reserves for Tuesday’s game?Â Â Â 😀