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Sho-uldering the burden

Despite suffering a stress fracture of the foot against Huddersfield, it looks as if Shola will be fit to lead the line against Leicester tomorrow night. The striker today revealed that following the exits of the likes of Owen, Martins and Viduka he has relished the extra responsibility given to him. With five goals in five this season it does seem to be working for the lad.

Shola said: 'I felt in the summer after Mark Viduka, Michael Owen and Oba Martins had gone that I could seize the moment.

I am the guy that is entrusted to lead the line and I'm enjoying that. I always believe if I am given the role in the team I can contribute. It was a massive disappointment going down as a Newcastle fan.

I don't want to see Newcastle in this division but we are here. We deserve to be here. I believe I can contribute to us getting back into the Premier League.

I made that decision to do everything to help us get back up. And so did the rest of the players.'




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Writer: Ross Molyneux Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 30 2009

Time: 1:27PM

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Shola is brave to lead with a stress fracture. I had such in my arm/elbow and the pain was incredible. Injections will be the order of the day. Just remember what he is going through, won't you?
Sindbad
I think a lot of people have a lot more patience with him now, or at least I hope they would. I'd still give Ranger a run out tonight though with him.
BaldEagle
 

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