The Evening Chronicle is reporting that a player we really want – Danish ace Peter Lovenkrands – is set to return to Newcastle United this morning.
Peter Lovenkrands – he’s coming back – GREAT!
Since I’ve just got up over here in the US – 4:05 am – this is just great news so early – and the coffee tastes even better than usual – strange that. 😀
The Evening Chronicle has been spot on about Peter and reported the former Rangers star had been offered a deal back on August 18th.
And after mulling over a series of offers elsewhere, Lovenkrands will return to St James’ Park to help ease the injury situation in attack with Shola Ameobi and Andy Carroll both out.
And Birmingham manager Alex McLeish, who was manager of Rangers, when Peter was there earlier in his career, has told The Birmingham Mail this morning:
“Peter was a player we got to look at but because of our financial situation I couldn’t offer him a contract, we’re spent in terms of the budget,”
“But it was my intention to let him train with us for a few weeks, I think he’s a bit short of fitness, then we would have seen what had happened.”
“Once the takeover had gone through successfully, or even if it hadn’t, Peter might have showed up so well that I could have persuaded the club to have taken him on. < "But he had an offer from Newcastle on the table." /em>
We suppose he must have watched the game last night and who wouldn’t want to play for us after that fighting gutsy performance from the lads – and we also think his wife Teresa had something to do with it – because we understand she loved her time on Tyneside earlier this year.
As far as his fitness goes we expect him to be put on a program for 10 days, probably even starting today, with maybe some pre-arranged games in there – to get him some match practice before we take on Cardiff a week on Saturday.
As we saw from Danny Boy last night a piece of real class can win you games in the Championship.