Lovenkrands Likely To Start On Bench At Cardiff

Peter Lovenkrands has never played a game yet this summer, and we doubt if manager Chris Hughton will start him at Cardiff on Sunday afternoon.

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Peter Lovenkrands – great acquisition for Newcastle this season

But we would expect Peter to start on the bench on Sunday, so he can be brought on late in the game, to get that match practice you can only get that by playing of course.

Chris should bring him on early enough at Cardiff so he can get his first goal of the season too.

It shows how popular Peter was at Newcastle last season, as the Newcastle players were in constant communication with him over the summer, imploring him to come back to Newcastle – if he was offered the chance.

And of course his Glaswegian wife Teresa gave birth to their second child this summer too.

Chris talked about Lovenkrands’ fitness today:

“Peter’s missed a lot of football during the summer,” “I know he’s done a lot of work at home by himself because he was aware that he would be going somewhere.”

“But he’s missed minutes on the training pitch and on the football field.” “That being the case, we want to try to get him up to speed as soon as possible.”

The Newcastle manager also talked about the acquisition of the 21 times capped Danish International:

“We were always confident that it would happen.” “It was important that one of the first players we brought in was someone that the players here knew and trusted.”

“He can play in a number of positions and will be a very valuable member of the squad.”

We never understood why the club let him do in the summer in the first place.

Certainly it went down to the wire, with Birmingham unable to sign his at the last minute.

But Peter became  an even better signing when he fianlly came in, because we had then lost Owen, Viduka, Martins, Xisco  and Duff, and those are positions Peter can play in – striker and winger.

Peter also took the number 11 shirt vacated by Damien Duff, when the Irishman joined Fulham.

He’s a great addition to the side because of his obvious class, but we should never have let him go in the summer.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Darling27

    Sep 11, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    Peter Lovenkrands!!!
    Peter Lovenkrands!!!
    Signed Him On A Free From Nobody!!!
    Peter Lovenrands!!!

  • Davies

    Sep 11, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #2


  • Whumpie

    Sep 11, 2009 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #3

    Why pay his wages for 3 months when you can let him go and pick up again at the end of the window having seen who else you’ve got in by then?

    Sensible move, I think.

    He’ll be of most use on the wing – we’ve really only got Jonas as a quick winger, with Vukic and to some extent Lua Lua coming through.

    Shame he’s not quite fit yet – he’d be so useful on Sunday. Still – he’s been training with the Glassies, so hopefully he’s not far off.

  • Zero Cool

    Sep 11, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #4

    Peter Lovenkrands
    Gave him the Sack
    then signed him back
    Peter Lovenkrands!!!

  • chuck

    Sep 11, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #5

    It`s time to start the rebuilding program, by bringing in some young talent.
    Whats the point of bringing in players on loan and gaining promotion, only to loose them at the end of the season.
    We should be looking to rebuild and return to the PL with a youngish talented side.
    Even though we missed out on a group of young players presented by Shearer, there`s still plenty of talent available, both in the UK and the rest of europe.
    Did we not sign two excellent youngsters in Bassong and N`Zogbia.
    This is the time to get our scouting system in gear and make those signings that will have a positive effect.
    To bring in an injury prone 30 yr. old Marlon Haywood on loan is not the way to go, cheap yeah, will he score, yeah, one every three or four games, nah ! not a good policy.
    Having dumped our saleable and highly compensated players( with more to go hopefully
    during the winter window), reducing the overall
    club costs, it`s the ideal time to begin to rebuild and rejoin the PL with a competitive side.
    And MA, see you just made a huge improvement in overall wealth, any chance of a few bob to be spent on some playing talent ?

  • Bill F

    Sep 11, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #6

    Sounds about right, Ed.

  • premier

    Sep 11, 2009 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

    wow!! well done to beat off all the other clubs fighting to sign him on lol


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