We’re hoping Peter Lovenkrands will start his second game in succession on Sunday at St. James’ Park against Everton.
Peter Lovenkrands – second start on Sunday?
Lovenkrands told the Evening Chronicle today:
“It’s a good but difficult choice for Chris and Colin Calderwood.” “They’ve got so many quality players on the bench as well and coming back from injury.”
“It’s all good for the future and the competition is what we need ahead of these tough games coming up, beginning with Everton.”
“They have a lot of options, and we’ll see what happens, but I’m sure it’s all good for the coaches.”
Newcastle managed to pick up their first win of the year at West Brom 10 days ago, and that was only our second away win of the season and only our 6th win of the season.
So we are due some wins hopefully in the league.
Former Rangers striker Lovenkrands is not underestimating an Everton side who will arrive at Newcastle as one of the Premier League’s form sides, having just beaten Aston Villa 3-1 in the FA Cup.
The Merseyside team are currently 6th in the league, and probably the best team out of the top four over the last three seasons.
“At home you should try and get points – no matter who you’re playing against.”
“Everton are a good team and good side, and have proved that over the last couple of years, and it’ll be difficult.”
“But we’ve got to be positive and take this win and use it to kick-start our season.”
Lovenkrands made his home debut in the 1-1 draw with Sunderland last time out at St James’ Park, and he then made his first start against WBA, and looked pure class all game. He scored one good opportunist goal and may have had two others with just a little luck.
And he seems to be a man in form, and certainly motivated to score more goals so he can secure a contract extension at the end of the season.
Peter can expect a terrific reception from the Toon Army on Sunday, after fans chanted his name throughout the game at West Brom, where he looked Newcastle’s best player.
“It was great when I came on against Sunderland and I’m just looking forward to the next game at St James’ Park.”
We’d like to see Peter start the game against Everton, probably alongside fit again Oba Martins, and there are certainly goals that can come from these two strikers.
Another goal from Peter will be just what the doctor ordered on Sunday.