It looks like Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan is looking forward to returning to his former club, Bolton Wanderers, tomorrow afternoon.
Kevin Nolan – consummate professional
Since Kevin left the Trotters, he’s had a tough time of it at Newcastle, with the club being relegated for the first time ever from the Premier League last year, but Kevin was one of the stalwarts of the side who brought the Magpies straight back up, in their very first season down below.
And Kevin’s 18 goals certainly helped the side, and he is now captain of Newcastle United, and one of the real leaders on Tyneside, and we’re proud of having a guy like Kevin at our club.
This is what Kevin said today about his move to Newcastle:
“It was a fantastic move for me, and I was delighted when I made it,”
“We went down, but I wanted to prove it wasn’t the wrong move. And bit by bit, year by year, I can continue to improve and prove that why I came here was because I could see bigger and better things for this club.”
“I was Bolton captain for three or four good years, and I really enjoyed it.” “But when I got the captaincy here, it was probably a bit of a prouder moment, because I know what it means to so many people here with the fan base.”
“It was a great achievement from where I was 18 months before.” “It’s been a roller coaster since I’ve been here, but everything’s steady now, and we’re on a gentle climb as we’re going up.”
“I’m just delighted I’m going to be going back to Bolton fit and ready to go and with a Newcastle side we can all be proud of.” “That’s all I ever wanted, and I think I’ve got it.”
“It has got to get even better – we’ve got to make sure we stay in this league this year. Hopefully, we can get back to where this club wants to be, which is Europe.”
Kevin Nolan has made no secret of the fact that he holds the Bolton Wanderers club in high esteem, and has often talked positively about his former club, while on Tyneside.
“I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to a lot of people. It will be an emotional day for me, but at the end of the day, I’m delighted with what I’ve got here,”
“I’m really looking forward to going with my new team, and trying to take three points off them. That’s the be all and end all.”
Kevin played 345 games for Bolton Wanderers from 1999 until early 2009, and has so far played 72 times for Newcastle United with 25 goals.
We make no secret of the fact that we think Kevin is the consummate professional and has made a tremendous impact on Tyneside, just like he did while he was at Bolton Wanderers.
If our new England International Andy Carroll follows his friend Kevin’s example – he will not go too far wrong in his career.