Ayoze Perez could be leading the line at Stoke next Wednesday night which is a critical game for Newcastle after we have taken ap[art in our previous two away games at Everton and at Chelsea – and we conceded 8 goals in the process.
As usual the Spanish U21 International is upbeat and he will attempt to improve Newcastle’s woeful away record which is two wins and a draw in 13 road games this season – and 10 defeats which is simply appalling.
Ayoze Perez – with McClaren after signing his new long term contract
Ayoze has been talking on the Newcastle web-site and he had this to say:
“I’m ready for it, if I have to play as a striker I will do it without problems.“ “We have got some players back and it is nice to see them again – we have got many options to choose from, so the manager will decide.“
“We drew at home and Jack Butland made some really good saves for them but we need to try to win this time.“ “They’re a really good side.“
“They have quality with Bojan, Arnautovic and others – a good squad, they are doing well and we have to be aware of that, but at the same time, always think about our job.“
“In some games, we have had some problems in terms of finishing but I think we are getting more confident and we will get more goals. It will come against Stoke, I’m sure.“ “We have to concentrate and stay focused on ourselves, do our job and, most importantly, bring home some points because we need them.“
“We want to play as soon as possible. We want to win. We have got 12 more games, so we have got a hard calendar, but we will be together and try to get a win.“
“The trip to La Manga was a good thing for us. We were together over there and I think it was a good idea. Now we are even more together to go ahead for these 12 games.”
Ayoze has been out of the starting line up for a couple of games so it would be good to see the 22 year-old get on the goals track.
Newcastle have failed to score in eight of our road games this season and have only 7 goals in those 13 games and we have conceded a massive 31 goals.
Did we say it was a terrible away record?
Ayoze signed a new five and a half year deal for Newcastle s last month and that will keep him on Tyneside through 2021.
We hope to see the lad pick up his form and start scoring some goals for us – hopefully at the Britannia Stadium next Wednesday night.
We need them.