Nicky Butt has come into his own at Newcastle these past two seasons, and we see no reason why he will not stay at the club past his current contract, which runs out next summer.
Nicky Butt – key player for Newcastle next season
Nicky talked to the Evening Chronicle today and is obviously looking forward to next season:
â€œWe’ve got to get as high up the table as we can.â€
â€œI know we say that every year.â€
â€œBut if you add a few quality players to our squad, we’ve got as good a chance as anybody as getting near the top four.â€
â€œAnd that has to be our aim next year.â€
Thereâ€™s no doubt that Nicky played very well once Kevin Keegan arrived back, and itâ€™s obvious the new manager has enormous faith in the former Manchester United player, who put in some sterling performances during Newcastle’s 7 game unbeaten run, during the end of the season.
Along with Michael Owen, Habib Beye and one or two others, Nicky will no doubt we one of Kevinâ€™s main leaders on the field next season.
Nicky is in great shape and can cover an awful lot of ground in the game he plays, and he seems to have found a new spirit under Kevin Keegan as he continued:
â€œKevin has changed the environment a lot here.â€
â€œWe do more off-the-cuff type of things.â€
â€œThe manager has an â€˜enjoy your footballâ€™ type of attitude, but is also very professional.â€
Butt has already hinted that all things being equal he would love to stay past next summer at the club.
And another season like heâ€™s has these last two campaigns, and thereâ€™s no doubt his contract will be extended on Tyneside.