Newcastle United striker Leon Best, the Talk of the Toon today, says he has given his manager Alan Pardew a few selection problems up front.
Leon Best – great hat-trick last night
Since Andy Carroll has been out injured, other Newcastle strikers – Leon Best, Ameobi and Lovenkrands – have all hit goals for the Newcastle side, and ensured they got the job done in Andy’s absence.
And the man of the moment Leon Best, told BBC Newcastle this morning:
“It’s good competition and every manager would like a headache like that,” “All the strikers are doing well and scoring, it’s good for the team.”
“That’s the thing at Newcastle, all the strikers can play with each other well.”
It’s now a little surprising that Best had failed to score in his first 14 appearances for the club, but Leon has also had lots of injuries over the last 12 months, since signing from Coventry City last January.
And any first-team opportunities have been scarce this season, with just one appearance as a substitute lats Sunday, before his first ever PL start against the Hammers.
“I found I was playing this morning, I woke up with a message from the gaffer, I rang him back and he told me I was playing,”
“It was a bit of a shock but I was delighted.” “I tried to just relax and think of goals during the day, I tried to keep calm and it worked out for me.”
Alan Pardew has seen that his strikers can indeed produce the goods, when needed, and we wonder if Pardew will still bring in another striker in January.
It seems what we need is a good winger, a good central midfield player and a good full back to augment the squad through the end of the season.
But talk of paying £7M for a certain 30 year-old Robbie Keane from Spurs would hardly be good use of Newcastle’s January transfer funds.