The good news for tomorrow’s game is that Kevin Nolan returns from his three match suspension, and we expect him to partner Nicky Butt in central midfield tomorrow against Arsenal.
Kevin Nolan – ready to go against Arsenal
Nolan talked to nufcTV today:
“It’s been a tough couple of weeks, but I suppose you get what you deserve and that’s what I got,”
“But it’s given me a couple of weeks to work on a bit of an ankle problem I’ve had and I hope to come back fitter and stronger.”
“It’s also given me that bit extra time to settle and learn about the club and learn about the players.” “I’ve moved into a new home and, apart from the red card and suspension, everything is going well.”
Nolan now comes into contention for a return against Arsenal at home tomorrow, and it’s such a vital game that Kevin, nor surprisingly, would love to be part of.
“I’m really looking forward to it and being available for selection has really put a spring in my step,” “But we’ve got a lot of lads back and it’s nice to see the treatment table empty this week.”
“Hopefully I’ll get back into the team as soon as possible and start playing well and cement my place.” “Don’t forget I was unbeaten in two-and-a-half games so that is something I can cling onto!”
“I’ve had a point to prove from the start, not only to the fans and other people but to myself.” “I’ve had to adapt to a new lifestyle and not being around my family all of the time.”
“But it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to and this is a fantastic opportunity for me.” “Hopefully if I do get the chance I can prove my worth again because that’s what it’s all about now.”
“It’s going to be a tough next nine games, but we’re really up for it and I think we’ll come through with flying colors.”
It seems that Nolan could be one of the players that could put in the performance that could get us something out of the Arsenal game, since Kevin has something to prove, having not been available for the previous three games. Kevin is a great player for Newcastle, because the fantastic Newcastle crowd can inspire this lad into playing his best-ever football.
Kevin is an emotional player with guts galore, who will give everything for the team, and he will become very popular on Tyneside. However, we really need a top performance from him tomorrow night, and from the other players in the side too.
We can hopefully capture all 3 points with a little bit of luck tomorrow, and a great performance, but luck will have to be on our side for the victory. We hardly had much luck against Manchester United, where we could have been 3-0 up in that game in the first 20 minutes.
We expect the Liverpool-born player to start the game tomorrow, and now that Chris has lots of returning players to choose from, we should also have a very strong bench too.
Our substitutes tomorrow have to be used very wisely – unlike Hull City last Saturday, which arguably cost us 2 points.
Howay The Lads!!