Kevin Nolan was the hero last night for Newcastle, as Reading manager Brian McDermott said after the game that the Magpies got their two goals out of nothing.
Kevin Nolan – after scoring last night
And of course Kevin Nolan scored both those goals, and he’s been a huge player for the Magpies this season, and must a be a hot favorite to lead Newcastle United back into the Premiership as captain next season.
And, speaking after the game, a composed Newcastle manager Chris Hughton said:
“Kevin showed again how he is so lethal in those goalscoring positions.”
“He gets into those areas on a regular basis and, when he does, he more often than not finishes those chances off.”
“We played him in a role just off the striker and it’s nice to have that option.”
“He’s been a really big player for us this season and is someone who has shown a real desire to get this club back in the Premier League.”
“I think he’s missed just one game and has been a big influence both on and off the pitch all season.”
Of course the thing with Kevin is we know he’ll do well in the Premiership next season, because he played 345 games at Bolton with 50 goals, and most of those were in England’s top division, and he showed he can be a top player there.
Kevin also has said he’s got something to prove next season in England’s top league too.
Nolan now seems to be in the best form of his life, and scores goals for fun it seems.
For the record Kevin has 57 appearances for Newcastle so far and 18 goals, and he’s been a huge influence on Tyneside this season – both on and off the field – and all positive.
And how much did we pay for him?
That £4M must be the best £4M Newcastle have spent in a long long time.
Howay The Lads!!