Peter Lovenkrands was interviewed at the Benton training grounds tonight, and he said he was delighted to be back and it was a good move for him and his family, who really like the Newcastle area.
Peter Lovenkrands – good to be back
Lovenkrands was interviewed tonight on nufcTV after signing a new three year contract with the Tyneside club.
“I’m really pleased to be back at Newcastle.” “My aim is to help the club get back up but it’s great to be back with the team.”
“The move had family reasons around it as well and now I just want to play my part.”
Peter said he was physically fit but needed some “wee games” to get back his sharpness.
When asked if he thought he was now be the fastest member of the squad, since Oba Martins had now left the club, he said he didn’t know, but then corrected the interviewer by saying:
“I didn’t say Oba was faster than me – I said he could be faster than me”
Said with a wee smile we may add.
For those of our readers with nufcTV membership, the video’s up there now, and there’s also a good one with last night’s goalscoring hero Danny Guthrie.
Peter Lovenkrands is fast, and a natural born goalscorer, and in the Championship this lad could get lots of goals for us.
Peter Lovenkrands has lots and lots of friends in the dressing room, and they had been calling him on his cell phone persistently asking when he was going to sign.
And it’s also good to see he’s signed a 3 year deal, which will allow him to stay on Tyneside for an extended period – and he may even get a Geordie accent to replace his Glaswegian accent – but he’ll probably be too old for that now.
Newcastle have let 11 players go in the summer, and brought in Danny Simpson on loan, and now Peter on a free, but the club can still sign emergency loan deals until the end of November – starting in 2 weeks time.
Craig Cathcart – 20 year old talented player
There were a number of players we were said to be interested in today, but anexciting one is 20 year old, 6’2″ center-back Craig Cathart from Manchester United.
Craig was on loan at Plymouth last season, and played 30 times for The Pilgrims with one goal, so h already knows all about the Championship.
We’ll need to get Danny Guthrie and Danny Simpson on their phones, calling Craig Cathart, to ensure he signs for the club in a couple of weeks. But knowing those two, they probably already have done that.
The word on Craig by the way is that he’s an old fashioned type center-back, who’s good in the air and strong in the tackle.
And we cannot think of a better person than newcomer Danny Simpson to give a recommendation for the Newcastle club to him – Danny seems to just love it on Tyneside – and that’s great to see.
Oh, and Danny is a good young player who’s played very well for us so far, and seems just a terrific lad in general.