Newcastle winger James Milner has been sent been told to put his feet up by manager Kevin Keegan.
James Milner – told to put his feet up
The England Under-21 international missed Newcastle’s last nine games of the season, but still managed 32 appearances for the team.
He of course suffered a bad foot injury in the defeat at Liverpool at the beginning of March, just before Keegan moved to a 4-3-3 formation. James hasn’t had a break in the summer for three years.
But now James will have some time off until early July, and Kevin talked about the rising star to the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œIn some ways this nine-game break, as difficult as it has been for James Milner, might have been the best thing.â€
â€œHeâ€™s played every season and every close season for the last three years.â€
â€œIf you remember, I gave him a week off half-way through our bad run because I just felt he needed a break.â€
Sometimes, things that initially look bad, are indeed blessings in disguise, and it’s good that James will now get a nice long rest.
The Yorkshire lad is a good player, has a terrific character, and is already a model professional at only 22.
James will only get better under Kevin Keegan, and he will be all set to go and secure himself a first team place when he returns in early July.
Sounds good to us.