Joe Kinnear talked this morning of maybe starting Mark Viduka on Friday at Wigan Athletic, for the first time since he’s been Newcastle manager .
Mark Viduka – wants 3 wins in a row before Liverpool
Joe will either start Mark and then replace him, once he tires, or start someone else and bring the Aussie striker on sometime in the second half.
Joe also talked this morning of maybe starting all three wingers in Gutierrez, N’Zogbia and Duff against Wigan. Maybe that means Duff will start up front with Michael Owen.
Viduka told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I just want to play as many games as I can and enjoy my football.“
“Fitness-wise, it was great for me to get the game time in my legs against Spurs – that’s what you need when you are returning from injury.”
“We’ve got a few games over Christmas, and maybe I’ll get more chances to play and get my fitness up.”
Viduka has scored seven goals for Newcastle in just 19 starts since joining on a free transfer from Middlesbrough in July of 2007, and he has had injury problems all of his career, and this may well be his final season on Tyneside.
And Viduka would love to keep our winning streak going at Wigan on Friday, and go into the home game against top of the league Liverpool with 3 wins on the trot.
“It could be looking totally different for me.”“I’d love a goal, but the most important thing is that we keep this run going.”
“It would be great to make it three wins in a row – why not?” “The confidence is up, and we’re going back up the table slowly.
“It’s just a case of building on what we have done so far in the last few weeks.”
We’re sure Newcastle fans would just love to get all 3 points on Friday too, and maybe if we can do that, we may be able to have our first full house of the season on Sunday at St. James’ Park, on our last game of a very difficult year.