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Lovenkrands Could Prove Key Player For Newcastle

12:06 pm, Saturday, January 1st, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

It’s a little surprising that Peter Lovenkrands has been used so little by the Newcastle club this season.

Peter Lovenkrands – wants to take his chance tomorrow

But with Andy Carroll being out for at least the next two games, it looks like Peter will get a chance at the DW Stadium at Wigan tomorrow afternoon.

This is what the Danish International said today:

“We have to show we’re not a one man team,” “Andy has been great, but there are a lot of players waiting in the wings who are looking to prove themselves, not just to replace him, but also to play with him. This is our chance.”

“I hope it opens up a door for myself. It’s been a strange season for me so far and I just hope I get a chance in these next couple of games. It’s been hard for me because I want to play. It’s been really frustrating.”

Lovenkrands of  course was a key figure in last season’s Championship promotion season, especially in the second half of the season.

Peter scored a total of 16 goals in 32 appearances last season, and has 21 goals in 53 total appearances so far  for the Tyneside club,  since arriving two years ago on a free transfer.

Peter will hope to be involved tomorrow, even as a substitute, but it could be that Peter could come good again, as he did in the second half of last season.

At that time, in the first couple of months of  last year,  he was scoring goals for fun, and he hit 13 of the 16 goals last season, in 2010.

Peter continued:

“I’ve never been given a run in the side, and even when I’ve come in and done well, I’ve not kept my place in the next game,” “It hasn’t been good, it’s been difficult for me.”

“A lot has happened in the last few weeks with a new coach coming in, a lot has changed, and hopefully things can still happen for me.”

“I’m desperate to get back into the team and I’m hungry to play. I’m not here to just sit and watch. I feel I’ve been doing well and I want to play.”

“I came here to play,” “I didn’t come here to sit on the bench. I don’t think there are any players who would be happy with that. So I’ve just got to keep working hard and hope the chance comes.”

“It’s too early to talk about leaving. A new coach has come in and he is trying get to know the team and the players.”

“I just hope I’m given a chance to prove myself. He has said everyone starts with a clean slate and that seems to be the case in training.”

Peter can earn his wages by doing a job for Newcastle in the next two games at least, which are lining up to be so crucial for the club.

Goals from Peter is what we want to see in the next two games, and the Danish International striker, who could be in the Denmark squad to play England next month,  has proved before,  that he can deliver to goods in a black and white shirt.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 geoff777 // Jan 1, 2011 at 12:18 PM

    21 goals from 53 appearances is a good return for a free transfer.

    Both Lovenkrands and Best deserve a few starts to show what they can do.

    Two hungry forwards fighting for their place in the team might be better than Strola?

  • 2 IrishMagpie // Jan 1, 2011 at 12:24 PM

    I’ve always liked Lovenkrands, he has bags of pace and a good goals record with us. The main problem i have with him though is that a lot of games i’ve seen him in he’s been totally anonymous. With his pace he should have more impact in games but seems to get very little time on the ball.

  • 3 leedodd // Jan 1, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Give Peter and Leon Best There Chance against west ham on wednesday Night Then Unleash Ranger at Half Time to Bang a Few In !!!!!

  • 4 North Atlantic Magpie // Jan 1, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    The newcastle players don’t know how to play the ball to peter. There is not enough pace in the team.

  • 5 geoff777 // Jan 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    @North Atlantic Magpie

    You are quite right. Only Routledge has genuine pace and his final product isn’t Premiership quality (yet).

    Jonas is poor, always has been, always will be. Don’t rate him at all, wouldn’t make my teamsheet.
    I’d sell Jonas and Colocinni in January. Just to get them off the wage bill. Plus selling one might upset the one who stays? We can do better for less money in those areas. Willo is a good centre back. Plus we can bring youngsters through.

    There are times when Kádár, Ferguson, Vu?ki? and Tavernier need to get time on the pitch.

    I feel for Perch too.
    He needs to be given at least a season to settle in, before we have the right to get on his back for inconsistent performances. It can’t help his confidence.

    HBA and Gosling will add pace to the team, but we do need two more talented pacey wingers.
    Interesting to see how much cash Ashley releases to Pardew. He must back him to buy at least a couple of decent additions, … else I really can’t see the point in Pardew’s appointment.

    HWTL

    Best to score 2 tomorrow!

  • 6 warwick // Jan 1, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    ^^
    The way our fans treat Perch and some others is nothing short of a disgrace

  • 7 geoff777 // Jan 1, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    @warwick

    With you there.
    We name a 25 man squad.
    Once they are named they can’t be changed until the next transfer window.
    They are NUFC players, 25 special guys pulling on the famous B&W shirts.

    Perch was judged by Chris Hughton to be good enough to be put on the shirt.
    We should give all our players at least a year to settle in before any kind of criticism is levelled at them.

    The wingers and full-backs can’t escape from the crowds comments.
    Perch is 1million times better than I ever was when I played and I loved football when I was a kid.

    Good luck to the lad, thought he did well at Spurs in the circumstances.

    HWTL

  • 8 warwick // Jan 1, 2011 at 6:45 PM

    Agreed, although the negative rating I recieved shows that some ‘fans’ think it their right to be overly negative towards our players. How does being constantly vocal with critisisms help the team?

  • 9 Charlietoon // Jan 1, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    I just hope for the first time in ten years we dont have a manager who sees Strolla as the answer. The guy always get injured mid way through tough games when we are not doing well and constantly tells us he has been playing through the pain barrier.

  • 10 jj // Jan 1, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    SAMBA 6m
    KRANJCAR 3m
    PIENAAR 3m
    BENNY 5m

    BEST 1m
    GUTHRIE 2m
    SHOLA 2m
    JONAS 5m
    SMITH 2m

    MY JANUARY WISH LIST FULL OF PACE, EXPERIENCE AND ATTACKING THREAT AND GETTING RID OF SOME LOOSE ENDS ALONG THE WAY….NOT BAD PLAYERS JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE TOON.




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