All the Newcastle players, who have already played in the Premier League, are certainly looking forward to their return to the big time next season.
Kevin Nolan – will be OK next season
And Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has talked in particular about Kevin Nolan, the likely Newcastle captain next season:
“All the players are the same – there’s a genuine excitement to be back in the Premiership,””Kevin’s a big player for us, and he was a big part of what we achieved last season. We’ll need him to be a big player again.”
“It was unfair on Kevin the last time round. He came from Bolton, and he’d just had a small ankle operation. He wasn’t able to play at the level he’s capable of playing at.”
“It was hard for Kevin, but last season we saw regarding fitness and goals, what he can do.”
Kevin Nolan was simply fantastic for Newcastle last season, and that was both off and on the pitch, and he was one of the main drivers in getting that team spirit back on Tyneside, that he had enjoyed in his years at Bolton Wanderers.
And of course the midfielder scored a massive 18 goals for Newcastle, just a single goal short of Andy Carroll’s 19 goals, which topped the list last season.
If Nolan can be as impressive as he was last season, when he was voted the Championship Player Of The Season, then we’ll certainly do all right.