Peter Lovenkrands has scored three vital goals for Newcastle United this year, and when he gets a chance he usually puts them away.
Peter Lovenkrands – after scoring Newcastle’s 3rd goal on Monday
And from some of the comments Alan Shearer has made about Peter, and his willingness to drop Owen at Liverpool so Lovenkrands could start that game, suggests Alan knows a good goal-scorer when he sees one.
We always thought Peter had that little bit of class, and while it must have been difficult for him this year, with 3 different managers in charge of the club, he’s produced when it’s mattered.
While he was at Glasgow Rangers he scored 37 goals in 129 games for the Scottish giants, and he still has his speed, and is a threat to any defense.
The 29 year-old 6 ft Danish striker joined the Magpies from Schalke in January on a deal that expires this summer, so the club could take a longer look at him. Apoapeently Kinnear wanted to sing him on a deal in January buit Dennis Wise tried to block that, as he didn’t rate Peter.
Well Dennis is gone now, thank goodness, and we have guys with a lot of common sense and dedication to Newcastle now managing the club.
There’s little doubt Lovenkrands has impressed during his time on Tyneside, and seems to have the knack of scoring in the big games, like he has done at WBA, against Manchester United and against Middlesbrough last Monday night.
This is what Peter told TV2 today:
“It is a great club to be in, and I hope that we stay up and that I can be a part of that.”
“But you never know what will happen in the world of football – if they wish to keep me, or whatever will happen.”
We know his Glaswegian wife, Teresa, is now pregnant with their second child, and would like nothing better than to stay on Tyneside for the next few years. That would be great for Peter, so his wife and family are close to the in-laws. Well we think that’s good news for Peter. 😀
They have a daughter, Sophie who was born in March, 2007.
We feel sure Peter will be offered a contract in the sumer but a couple more goals in the last two vital games would help cement the deal, anbd we really need two excellent performances and two wins from the team, because we are still in peril of relegation.