Steve Harper has talked to Newcastle World TV on the final game of the season at Everton on Sunday, and we know that Kevin wants the goalkeeper on a new contract at Newcastle before next season starts.
Steve Harper – in terrific form for Newcastle since Keegan arrived
Harper talked to Newcastle World TV today:
“It’s a big game for Everton because they only need a point for UEFA Cup football,”
“We’re going there knowing that we are safe but also knowing that it would be fantastic to finish with a win going into the summer.”
“There’ll be thousands of Geordies there and we’ll be giving it our all so that hopefully we can send them home happy ahead of next season.”
“We showed against Chelsea how much improvement there has been under Kevin, and if we can find a performance like the first-half in that game then we’ll have a good chance of getting a result.”
Steve has been one of the many successes under Kevin Keegan and his contract runs out next summer.
Kevin has already identified Steve, Michael Owen and Steven Taylor as the three players he wants the club to offer new contacts to quickly.
Harper has been phenomenal in goal for Newcastle this year, and it will no longer be an automatic choice for Shay Given in goal at Newcastle from now on.
Steve has shown what he can do with an extended run in the side, and we think Shay will have to be at the very top of his form to win his place back next season.