Marlon Harewood was today given the Newcastle United number 10 shirt, which was not made famous by Michael Owen, whose time on Tyneside was a complete disaster, let’s face it.
Harewood – keen to play at a packed St. James’ Park
The 6’1″ powerful striker signed on a three-month loan deal with the Magpies from Aston Villa.
He started just one game with Villa in a full two years after being confined to the bench and making 28 sub appearances,, but he will get game on Tyneside, for sure.
The Londoner seemed genuinely excited at signing for the famous Newcastle club, and he told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I can’t wait to get my career back on track.”“I’m delighted to sign for a club like Newcastle United.”
“I’m fit and raring to go and really believe I am at one of the biggest clubs there is.”
“This for me is a great challenge.” “And now I just want to play my part.”
“I want to help the team and make sure we maintain the good start.”
Harewood takes Michael Owen’s old number 10 and will go straight into the squad for the televised game at Ipswich Town tomorrow night.
The new signing seems dying to make his debut for Newcastle, as he added:
“I just can’t wait for my debut.” “Whether it comes at Ipswich or in front of what I hope will be a packed house at St James’ Park.”
“That is one of the greatest things about signing here.” “The potential to play in front of 52,000 fans is a very special one.”
“And making my debut is just something that I can’t wait to happen.”
Good words from the big man, but we never really rated Marlon in the Premiership.
However we will be more than happy if he can start banging those goals in on Tyneside.
And if he can do that, he will very soon be a big favorite on Tyneside – and he knows it