Mark Viduka has 7 goals this season, but in this injury hit season for the Australian he is keen to add to his goals total, before the end of the season.
Mark Viduka – scoring classic goal against Reading
Mark told the Evening Chronicle today before leaving for London:
â€œIâ€™ve scored goals in patches, but thatâ€™s because Iâ€™ve played in patches.â€ â€œI havenâ€™t played as much as I would like.â€
â€œEven at times when I was fit under Big Sam, I didnâ€™t play.â€ â€œIâ€™d play three games then be out, and then on the bench for three games.â€
â€œItâ€™s difficult to get goals if youâ€™re not on the field.â€ â€œBut now Iâ€™m getting the games as well.â€
Vidukaâ€™s presence as one of Newcastleâ€™s three big hitters in attack has played a huge part in the Keegan turnaround at St Jamesâ€™ Park.
Mark has scored 3 good goals since Kevin returned to the club.
â€œIt was a relief to score against Fulham and Reading just to get on the score sheet.â€
â€œAnd it was a relief to get out and play again after injury.â€â€œBut to get goals is extra special.â€
Viduka can play an important part in Newcastleâ€™s revival next season, although he should be concentrating on getting extra fit in the summer. A fit and functioning Mark Viduka is a huge boost for Newcastle, although we expect Kevin to bring in another big striker in the summer.
â€œIâ€™m not sure how Iâ€™ll reflect on this season during the summer just yet.â€ â€œWeâ€™ll have to wait and see how it ends. Itâ€™s been up and down season for Newcastle and an up and down one for me personally.
â€œItâ€™s been my first season here and I know itâ€™s not always going to be that way.â€ â€œBut we can still finish strongly.
â€œIf we keep playing the way we have been, we can end the season on a real high.â€
We think Mark may well get on the score sheet tomorrow, but the main thing is to win again. These last 3 games should be viewed as next season having already started, so the players can continue to show how good they are.