The Newcastle fantastic fans sang the “Signed on a Free, From Germany” song yesterday and Peter Lovenkrands just loved it!
Peter Lovenkrands – getting match fit – quickly
When asked about the song today Peter said:
“The song’s brilliant – I was laughing when I could hear it sat on the bench,” “I can’t thank them enough for the way they’ve been supporting me.”
The good result made the occasion of his second debut for Newcastle (is that really possible?) very special for the 29-year-old Dane, who joined the club for a second time as a free agent on transfer deadline day.
Peter has class, and with being able to play either winger or striker, he should get a lot of playing time this season.
“Two debuts, two wins! It was good – it’s great to be back and playing in front of the fans. It was a great three points as it’s a difficult place to go.”
“Cardiff probably felt as though they deserved something from the game, but we worked hard and never gave them any clear-cut chances.”
“It was difficult for me to get involved, as I was up front, and on the left and right, but I was fine,” “I was thrown about a bit, so I didn’t really get into the game, but with a couple more games, I’ll be fine.”
“I felt tired, but it’ll have done me the world of good. It was great to get some match fitness – that’s all that matters for me.”
We think our best up-front partnership could well be Peter and one of the tall strikers – Ameobi, Carroll or Ranger, and we expect Lovenkrands to get quite a few goals this season, poaching off the knock-ons from the big men,
In fact, we now have 4 good strikers when fit in Peter, Shola, Andy and Nile, and Ranger has shown he is certainly already good enough for the Championship, and that may mean Chris will decide not to bring in another striker, at least until January.
We expect Peter to get at least another 30 minutes on Wednesday night, and then he will be pushing for a starting spot, and when Argentinian, Jonas Gutierrez is fit again we will be able to play two experienced out and out wingers.
That’s a good option for Chris to have.