Peter Løvenkrands returned to a hero’s welcome at Ibrox last Saturday, and then scored within a minute of coming on with his first touch of the match.
Peter Lovenkrands – acknowledges crowd ovation on Saturday
That was just to let the great Rangers’ supporters know this lad still knows where the back of the net is, and he has scored an impressive 19 goals for Newcastle in just 44appearances, in a short but successful 18 months at the Newcastle club.
But he also didn’t celebrate too much on Saturday, as a sign of respect to the Rangers’ fans, with whom he was a big favorite in his six years on Clydeside.
Peter’s a class act if ever there was one.
And the 30 year-old has talked about the upcoming season, and puts a bit of common sense into what to expect form the Newcastle side:
“People wrote us off last year so we’re used to it,” “It’s going to be a tough season and I don’t think anyone’s expecting us to perform wonders and get in the top ten or anything like that.”
“But we have a good squad with some good signings coming in, and we have something to build on. Our main target is to stay up, but we also want to see how much better we can do than that.”
“We have a good team and good staff behind us, and we have the potential to do well.”
Peter is a smashing lad, as my wife would say, and he’s done well since he signed from Schalke 04 as a free agent in January of 2009.
And we are all hoping there are a lot more goals to come from the 21 times capped Danish International, in the Premier League this coming season.