It seems like Kevin Nolan is again after the goals this coming season for Newcastle, and of course Kevin used to score regularly for Bolton when he was captain of the Lancashire club.
Kevin Nolan – wants more goals next season
And news today that he could even start next season in his role playing just behind the physical local lad up front, Andy Carroll.
But it seems that Nolan is aiming for lots of goals next season, as he told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I made no secret of the fact I wanted goals last year.” “I got them, and this year’s the same – I want to get as many goals as I can.”
“I’ve got a target in mind, and if I reach that, that’ll help the team make sure we secure Premier League status for the next year.” “I’m not going to tell you it! (his goal target) If I pass it, I’ll tell you.”
“Hopefully, I will be on the scoresheet as often as I was in the Championship, and we’ll get the chances, and I’ll get the chances, we need.”
Nolan and Newcastle will continue their preparation for the new season with a tough friendly game with Deportivo in Spain tonight at La Riazor, and we have a feeling the lads can even win the game – but we’ll see.
The game follows the 2-2 draw with PSV Eindhoven on Saturday, and there were many positives that Newcastle and manager Hughton could take out of that game, not the least of which was coming back from 2 goals down in that excellent second half effort.
“I feel good at this moment in time. I came back with a nice base to work on for six weeks to make sure I’m fit for Man United.
“My fitness is going up, and I’m feeling better and better.
“I’m feeling sharper in games, but we’ve got to keep going on that steady increase.”
Kevin had a good game on Saturday against PSV, and in that first half when Newcastle looked very poor, Kevin had a couple of half chances, but his first touch just wasn’t there.
Otherwise Kevin could have got a couple in the first half, and even though he didn’t score, he still looked the most dangerous forward for Newcastle in the first 45 minutes.
We have great confidence in Kevin, both as a footballer and as a man, and he has that never-say-die spirit and is a huge influence in the Newcastle dressing room.
In short, we are so pleased Kevin is now on Tyneside.