Nicky Butt has been given an extension to his contract and will still be at the club next next season, and it looks he is really looking forward to it under new manager Kevin Keegan.
Nicky Butt – has been Newcastle midfield maestro under Keegan
Nicky thinks that since Kevin Keegan came back to the club it’s no coincidence that the team’s fortunes have been turned around, even though it took 10 games to register the first win under the new manager.
Nicky told Newcastle’s official website today:
“It’s looking exciting for the club at the moment and there’s no doubt we have the potential to be up there next year,” “We need to wrap this season up on a high and then get a well-earned rest during the summer.”
“After that we can look to next season and see what players the manager can bring in to assemble a squad which can challenge.” “The feel-good factor is back and there’s a great atmosphere among the lads at the moment.
“Confidence is the big difference because once you have that you try things that create chances and goals.” “It’s good that we did stick together and showed team spirit through the rocky patch.”
“That’s important ahead of next season because you need that to stand a chance of achieving anything.”
Nicky has stacks of experience of course from his playing days at Manchester United, and will be just as important for the team next season, although Kevin has promised to bring in another top defensive midfielder, to help Nicky out
That will allow Butt to get a rest now and again, but he’s been starting every game since Keegan arrives, and he’s playing his best football ever at Newcastle nowadays. Long may it continue.