It seems from what Alan Shearer has said this morning, that he has taken a liking to Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands at Newcastle.
Peter Lovenkrands – more goals from this player this season?
Shearer talked Peter to the Evening Chronicle this morning:
“He’s fully recovered now, and he’s fit again and back ready to play.” “I know he made a big impression when he first came here, and I thought he started well against Chelsea before he had the injury.”
“He couldn’t play the game after that, and it has been a similar story with a few players, but he’s back fit now, and available for selection.”
“He can play in a few positions, and has scored a couple of important goals.” “If we need him, hopefully he can do the same again.”
Meanwhile, Lovenkrands has given some look into life in the Newcastle training camp over the last week, as he fights to get an extended contract at the Tyneside club, as well as keep us up:
“We are fighting relegation, so it’s not the most enjoyable time.” “People are unhappy and frustrated, but we’re working hard.”
“The key matches were always going to be Middlesbrough and Fulham.”
It would be good to see Lovenkrands get a few goals for us still this season, but then again we’d like any player to get a few goals for us this season, with just one goal in the last 450 minutes of league play.
It will be a pity Alan hasn’t brought his boots along for Monday night’s game.
And it’s fairly certain that Peter will get an extension to his contact in the summer, whatever happens, but the length of the contract will be the unknown, and he may get just a one year extension.