Leon Best has done well since coming into the Newcastle first team, with a good 5 goals in his first 7 games.
Leon Best – in action against Blackburn
Leon will get another chance tomorrow against Bolton, to bang in a goal or two in a game that could be a water-shed for Newcastle ,because a win will take Newcastle up to at least 8th place in the league and will leapfrog above Bolton.
Best told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’m getting a good run now, but compare it to last season – the other strikers were in and taking their chances.”
“Now I have to do the same as they were last season.” “I’ve had setbacks, but myself and Peter Lovenkrands are doing a good job now.”
“The manager has confidence in me and that’s a big bonus for any player.” “I’ve got my chance, but I need to keep taking it.”
“If the chances come along I’ve got to keep scoring them.” ““It has worked out OK now.
“There’s always light at the end of the tunnel. Injuries are hard but now I feel fresh going into the last 11 games.”
Leon is doing himself no harm at all, and with his goals for Newcastle, his value in the transfer market (and to Newcastle) has risen, since he has shown he can score goals – and good goals too – in England’s top league.
Indeed the way Leon fares through the rest of the season could well be how Newcastle do, because obviously we need somebody to bang in the goals in each game, if we are to win them.
We couldn’t do that against Blackburn, and it cost us 2 points, even though we dominated the game as much as we did at Birmingham, when both Leon and Peter scored, and we won that one very comfortably 2-0.
“The strikers who are coming in are stepping in to do a job.” “Nile did great when he came on at Birmingham.” “And Peter is just cracking away with the goals too.”
Every goal Newcastle score from mow on will be vital for our season, because with the defense playing so much better these days, we are hoping one goal in a game could amount to all 3 points.
And we have to admit that Newcastle have a decent chance of making a Europa League place this season, with a little luck – but don’t mention that to Alan or the players. 😀