Andy Carroll had a good game last night in front of the watching eyes of Newcastle Idol and new interim manager, the great Alan Shearer, as Newcastle Reserves beat Manchester City 2-1.
Andy Carroll – fires Newcastle’s first goal as Didier Hamann looks on
The 20-year-old striker fired in two goals last night, and the first one after 16 minutes was a tremendous 25 yard strike, with his left foot, that went hurtling high into the net.
But Big Andy – all 6’4″ of him – struck again on 63 minutes to get his 8th goal for the Reserves, to go with two he has for the first team – so far this season.
Carroll is just delighted to be working with one his idols in Alan Shearer, and he told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:
“Hopefully, I’ll get a chance between now and the end of the season.” “All I’ve got to do is keep working hard on my fitness.”
“I’ve had a couple of injury problems in the past few weeks, and it’s good to be back.”
And earlier today Andy had talked to Newcastle TV about the Reserve game last night and had said:
“It was great to get 90 minutes under my belt and to score two goals was fantastic.” “It’s good for confidence because I’ve had a couple of injury problems recently.”
“It was nice as well that the gaffer was in the crowd and I hope he was impressed.” “That’s all I can do now, just keep working hard in training, build my fitness and hope for a first-team chance.”
Newcastle need some goals quickly, having scored just 3 goals in the last 6 games, in which we have collected just 2 points, no wonder we’re in a lot of trouble.
And things must change and change quickly if we are to survive in the Premier league this season, and this has to happen on Saturday at the Potters.
If Martins and Owen cannot produce the goods, we’re sure Andy will be able to get some goals, so look for Andy to get some playing time this Saturday in our game with Stoke City, which to us is a must-win game, come hell or high water.
It’s getting to be now or never for the lads on Saturday, that’s for sure.