21 year-old David “Junior” Hoilett scored a nice first goal for Blackburn last night when they beat Sunderland 2-0 at Ewood Park, to record their first two back to back wins of the season in the Premier League.
David Hoilett challenging Danny Simpson this year
After beating Wolves 2-0 last time out at Molineaux they played a good game last night and managed to beat an in-form Sunderland side to get 10 points our of their last five games – not too bad for a side fighting relegation..
That puts Newcastle 10 points above Sunderland in the league table, so surely we can now finish above the Black cats in the league this year.
The win takes Blackburn up to 28 points for the season from their 29 games, and they are now 6 points above the drop zone, and there were some very relieved Blackburn supporters after the game last night.
As only one of four clubs who have won the Premier League, Blackburn hopefully will now be able to stay up, but we could see Joey Barton playing in Championship next season with QPR.
David Hoilett is a Canadian-born winger/striker and he has now scored 6 goals for Blackburn in 28 appearances this season, and he scored an excellent goal against Newcastle at St. James’ Park on September 24th, when we ran out 3-1 winners.
And every time we see this lad play he looks sharp, and he will become a free agent in the summer, when his contract runs out.
While it’s always possible he could stay at Blackburn, the likelihood is that he will move on in the summer.
Newcastle have been linked with Junior all season, and we may go after this lad, although it seems that Bayern Munich are in the driver’s seat, according to reports in Germany, and they can offer him Champions League football too.
In January of this year, Hoilett was named one of the 13 players to watch in 2012 by FIFA.
It’s a no-brainer for Newcastle with him being a free agent, because if he doesn’t make it at Newcastle in a couple of years time, Newcastle could always sell him at a profit.
But if the Magpies want this player, they will need to move fast – but maybe they already have?
What do you think about this lad?