We’ve had the news this week that Mark Viduka is threatening to be fit again and is scheduled to start full training sometime next week, after his latest injury.
Mark Viduka – can he come back and play a role?
While the news on Enrique and Taylor was a big disappointment yesterday, since we expected both to play tomorrow, there is some potentially good news on the big Australian.
In fact there’s a possibility Shearer could try to use Viduka in the Spurs game, but he will hardly be fit then.
But Shearer thinks that Viduka could still play a big role in the run-in to the season, and we think that Alan would be very willing to use the 4-3-3 formation that Kevin used so well last season at this time, and we already know that Alan has talked at length with Kevin this week.
Alan told the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“A fit Mark Viduka would be massively important.”
“He, along with Michael and Oba, at this stage last year were playing together up front.”
“They were the main reason we got out of trouble last year.”
If Alan would use the 4-3-3 formation so we can get some goals with a more attacking formation, we will need to watch closely the fitness of Mark, and hope he is at least inspired to play for Alan this season. Alan of course is one of the greatest English strikers ever.
But we could also play 4-3-3 with young Andy Carroll playing the Viduka role, since one of Andy’s strengths is his ball-holding ability – some food for thought.