Both Peter Lovenkrands and Dan Gosling played in the Reserves 3-0 win at Bolton last night.
Dan Gosling – going out on loan spell
Dan hasn’t made the bench at Newcastle in the last couple of games, and he must be desperate to get his career back on track again, after returning from a terrible knee injury he picked up at Woves a year last March, when playing for Everton.
And there is news that Doncaster Rovers’ new boss, Dean Saunders, is keen to get Gosling, as Newcastle have presumably decided to send him out on loan to get some first team games.
It seems that Alan Pardew is now looking to get Dan fixed up at some Championship club, and maybe the loan spell initially will be until January, but it’s very important that Dan gets regular games right now.
Peter Lovenkrands is another player who has been unable to get much playing time this season at Newcastle.
But 31 year-old Løvenkrands is willing to stay at Newcastle and wait for his chance, and when he gets it, impress the manager, which he did at Nottingham Forest with two good goals.
This is what the 22 times Danish International (one goal) said today about waiting for his chance:
“That’s the way it is. It’s good. Even though I did well at Nottingham Forest I knew I probably wasn’t going to start on the Saturday because the other two (Leon Best and Demba Ba) had done fantastic.”
“You just need to wait for your chance and when it comes try to take it as best you can.” “It’s not the first time I’ve been in this situation so I know what to do. I hope if I get my chance again I’ll grab it like I normally do.”
“You’re dying to show yourself what you can do. I know what I can do and I’ve proved what I can do, so I know if I’m called upon I’m ready. Nobody can get to me when I get on. I’m just trying to concentrate as much as I can on the team.
“If we get three points, it doesn’t matter who plays.”
Good words from Peter, and of course he is a first class professional, and Alan Pardew has to be pleased he has an experienced player like Peter, only too willing to bide his time, as he waits for another chance in the first team.
And Lovenkrands seems very willing to see out his contract at Newcastle, and of course he showed at Nottingham Forest that he can still score those goals.
The two players are at different stages of their careers, and first team games for 21 year-old Dan Gosling are of vital importance, and we have to hope that Dan plays well while out on loan, and comes back to Newcastle to fight for his first team place again.