Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan has been out giving interviews for today, and he says the first thing Newcastle players want to do is to get to the 40 point mark just as soon as possible, and then push on from there.
Kevin Nolan– with the Sports Personality Of the Year trophy earlier this week
With £35M from January’s sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool, and £30M of that already in the bank by the way,the summer transfer window looks to be huge for Newcastle.
And Newcastle fans will soon get the chance to see just which players new manager Alan Pardew chooses to bring in to strengthen the squad, and we may get an assortment of players too.
It seems almost certain some players will be brought in from the continent for high fees, but Alan may also bring in a few younger players from the lower leagues in England.
And of course Newcastle will also be in for some free agents, such as Swedish Internationals Seb Larsson and Johan Elmander, who should be available for nothing in the summer.
This is what captain Kevin Nolan said today:
“Three or four players in the summer will help us to make sure we get into the next stage of the Premier League and then we can go on from there,” “I’m looking forward to it, and really excited about the end of the season because I feel we’ve got enough to make sure we stay here.”
“All the so-called experts and pundits said we were going to get relegated or we were going to struggle and we’ve proved them wrong up to now, although we’ve still got a long way to go.”
“These last nine games could be massive for next season,” “The fact is, we’ve just got to make sure we hit the 40-point mark as quickly as possible, and then go on from there. That’s our goal, we get there, then we get another target.”
“If we do that we’ll be okay. If we continue to play as we have done since the turn of the year, we will be okay. We’ve lost a lot of people through injuries and little niggles but hopefully the next couple of weeks will give us a chance to get some back and we’ll be ready and raring to go.”
There’s just no doubt that Kevin Nolan wants to see Newcastle back at the top, before he ends his burgeoning Newcastle career, and this lad could make a fine manager down the road too.
But Kevin is certainly one of Newcastle’s top players over the last couple of seasons, and he has a great goal-scoring record at the Newcastle club, and in his 87 appearances for the Magpies, he has an amazing 29 goals, and more to come we hope.
Including his ten years at Bolton from 1999 until 2009, Kevin has a total of 439 appearances with 79 goals in his very successful football career – so far.