Peter Lovenkrands Having Best Pre-Season For A Long Time

It seems that Peter Lovenkrands is having one of his best pre-seasons for a long long time and the former Glasgow Rangers forward is confident about the upcoming season.

Peter Lovenkrands – having an excellent pre-season

Peter in fact has appeared in all four of Newcastle’s matches in this pre-season, and will be almost certain to play tomorrow against his former club.

It’s a big contrast to last season when Peter signed for Newcaste on September 1st and missed all of pre-season and didn’t really get going until the turn of the year – but the Danish International should be off to a much quicker start this season – we hope.

Peter talked to the Newcastle Journal:

“I am feeling really good about how pre-season has gone.” “It has been a while since I have had a proper pre-season, so I am really happy I have been able to join in with the whole of pre-season.”

“It means a lot to me and I can feel it on the pitch.” “The main thing is to stay fit and hopefully get through the whole of pre-season. It has been going well.”

“You want to play as much as possible, so I am going to try and keep myself fit and play as much as I can – but goals-wise I don’t want to put a target on it because I don’t want to jinx myself.”

“I am just looking for as many as I can get.” “It is going to be fantastic going back (to Rangers), I have been dreaming of that for a while, to play and run out there.”

“Newcastle feels like a second home as well, but Rangers is where I made my mark and my football career took off. They will always be special. They helped me along and I had a fantastic relationship there for six years. It will always be a special place for me.”

Of course money is very tight in Scottish football these days , and it’s been difficult even for their perennial top two sides, the Glasgow-based Rangers and Celtic.

Of course the Scottish Premier League does not drive the world-wide TV revenues that the English PL does, so the Scottish clubs get a lot less than top English sides, like Newcastle as one example.

And on Wednesday Celtic were knocked out of the European Cup by Braga, in a preliminary round.

Lovenkrands added:

“That is just the way football is.” “It has been a hard time for the Old Firm and it shows, but they will get through it and they will be the better for it.”

Peter was at Glasgow Rangers from 2000 until 2006, and played a total of 182 games for the Scottish powerhouse with 54 goals.

For Newcastle he has so far played 44 times with 19 goals – not bad at all – and he came at a good price – nothing.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #1

    Yeah Peter was a brilliant signing, and he didnt look out of his depth in the PL either

  • Preston_toon

    Aug 6, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Nothing is always a good price :D. Especially when he is a good player

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #3

    One thing we need is pace in our squad and Peter has a decent turn of pace.

  • Teamstoof

    Aug 6, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #4

    loven is our top striker at the moment.. hope he will do well this season!
    I think we could get Markus Roenberg for a very small fee. he is one of the most underestimated swedish player. Talked to his dad the other day, and they have talked about a move to premier league..

  • Toontastico

    Aug 6, 2010 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #5

    Have to admit I was v sceptical when we signed him, especially the way he was frozen out at Shalke, however he has provved me wrong and has turned out to be avery shrewd buy.
    Lets hope Sol can get fit quick and prove to be an even better free.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #7


    NewcastleUnited Mad always seem to be days behind with their news!

  • howay man

    Aug 6, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #9

    peter is our best player techinicaly, does have his off games though

  • sweendog

    Aug 6, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #10

    NUFC_Richyg01 .. agreed .. the newcastle contingent are suposedly there today to sort it out .. with another bid .. so i’d say its too soon for newcastlemad to be quoting anything..

  • sweendog

    Aug 6, 2010 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #11

    rknufc .. heard that about Lazio .. but looks like pure speculation due to Arfa being wanted..

  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 6, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Apparently we’re interested in an ex full back with sideburns and a long throw in called MacDonald, plays for Luton. Take a record fee, mind, £180k the Chronicle reckons.

    Meanwhile, on McLoven, please Joey, let him take the penalties from now on!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Rangers game is on ESPN tomorrow from 12:30

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 6, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #14

    @ Sweendog (10)

    Where you hear that we are there today?


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