Kevin Nolan is nothing if not a great team player who engenders tremendous team spirit in the dressing room.
Kevin Nolan – defends the big man today
It was no coincidence that Sam Allardyce had him as captain at Bolton when he was still in his early 20s, and the lad has been great for Newcastle so far this season and of course has hit an amazing 8 goals for the side.
So it’s not too surprising that Kevin come out today in defense of one of his on-loan team-mates – the under-fire Marlon Harewood.
Kevin talked today about Marlon:
“Yeah, I was quite disappointed for him. Since he’s come to the club Marlon has been injured, but he’s a big lad and a great player and we’ve seen what he’s got in training.”
“He scored a vital goal for us against QPR not so long ago, so we can’t lose sight of everything that’s gone on over the last few weeks. The fans wanted Nile on and he’s a young lad who has come in, but we can’t forget the job Marlon has done for us since he’s come here.”
“He’s been fantastic. He’s a great lad, he’s walked right into the changing room and got on with everyone. They’re the type of characters we want.”
“I was disappointed for him, but I’ve had it and we’ve all had it as players. We’ve just got to get on with it. He’ll bounce back and score goals, we know that. I’m sure they’ll soon be singing his name again.”
“At this moment in time he’s still getting to know us. That was probably only his second or third start for us and it does take time.”
“It’s a massive club to come to and produce big performances and score goals for, but he’s well up for the challenge and in the end he’ll come out with flying colors.”
We have to remember that Marlon is on big wages at Newcastle, and it is costing us a pretty penny for his loan spell.
And while we really do hope that Marlon comes through for the team – and himself, , we cannot see him staying on Tyneside, once local lad Shola Ameobi hopefully returns from injury in 5 weeks time.
What do you think – is Marlon worth keeping on Tyneside?