Mark Viduka is finally set to return to the Newcastle United squad for Monday’s vital game at Birmingham City.
Mark Viduka – expected to be fit for Monday
The 32-year-old Aussie last started for the club way back in the 4-1 FA Cup victory over Stoke City back on January 16th, which is the last time Newcastle won a game.
That was also the day Kevin Keegan was appointed manager at the club for the second time.
Since that time Mark has appeared for us just once, as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough last month.
Not too many games for the 6â€™2â€ striker, who seems more and more injury prone the older he gets. But last season Mark scored a lot of goals for Middlesbrough in the latter half of the season, and we badly need someone in the team who can put the ball in the net.
Mark can become an instant hero on Monday night, if he can put that ball in the net a couple of times for us.
Kevin Keegan was asked whether Mark would be fit for Monday, and this is what he said:
“Mark is on course to put himself up for selection,”
“What we have had to do is build him up because he has not played for a while but he’s doing well at the moment day after day for him to recuperate.â€
“He had a hard day on Wednesday and we’ll have to wait and see, but hopefully yes.”
If Mark is fit we expect him to take up a substitute spot, to the exclusion of young Andrew Carroll.