Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Milner eyeing senior side step up

Milner eyeing senior side step up

Despite being a younger Leeds youth team product Aaron Lennon has skipped ahead of Jinky Jimmy Milner in the England pecking order, making a seamless transition from England under 21 player to full international first teamer. Now our man wants to push on and turn his under 21 caps into senior side appearances. Speaking to the Journal he said:

"Every player wants to get into the England team and I'm no different. I've had a half-decent season and if I keep improving, I'll be knocking on the door. It's a step up from the Under-21s, who I have played a lot of games for. It will be a great experience for me this summer and that sort of tournament is ideal for trying to move up to the full squad. It gives you vital experience and I'll know what it's like playing in major championships, so in that respect I'm looking forward to it.

I played a lot at Leeds and I played almost every game for Aston Villa last year, but I have still got to keep improving. I have been around a long time and played games in Europe and in the Premiership and I'm gaining experience all the time. I turned 21 this year - that surprises people because I have been around for five years.

We just want to finish as high as we can. People wrote us off on Saturday (at Sheffield United), and against Arsenal (on Easter Monday). We have tough places to go to yet like Reading and Portsmouth - and the small matter of Chelsea at home - but we have shown at home we can push anyone. We have to finish on a positive note and get into Europe if we can. We have just got to take it a game at a time and attempt to put a string of results together. The Intertoto Cup qualifier could be eighth in the league, so who knows?

It's great to hear your name sung from the terraces. I've been pleased with my form over the season and have played just about every game. I feel fresh - even though the season has been long, I am in great shape and I feel as though I have come on in leaps and bounds this year.'

Join Vital Newcastle United

It's easy to register for Vital Newcastle United, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved (you can even win prizes!) To visit the Vital Newcastle United message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Newcastle.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Wednesday April 11 2007
Time: 9:51AM

Comments

0
He could get there, keep up the consistency and he has to attract the manager - although hopefully it will be another manager, mcclaren is crap.
Keegan
11/04/2007 10:46:00
0
he is tougher than Lennon and should be ahead of him in the pecking order.
GeordieBoy
11/04/2007 11:08:00
0
Yeah Milner"s just sooooo much better than Lennon..!!he he he
chalky76
11/04/2007 18:22:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Officials - Brighton v Newcastle (28/2/17)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between Brighton and Newcastle United this Tuesday.

Video - Newcastle 2-2 Bristol City

Newcastle's late equaliser saw us come from two down to deny Bristol City a win. A 2-2 draw would have been taken by the Magpies but cost top spot when Brighton won.

Diame In Team Of The Tournament (27/2/17)

Newcastle United are represented in the latest League Cup Team of the Tournament that was selected ahead of Sunday's show piece Final.

Rafa Backs Under-Fire Players

The two players that have had more grief than any other after the Bristol City home draw were Karl Darlow and Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Bristol City MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Darlow10%
Yedlin0%
Lascelles0%
Clark8%
Dummett0%
Shelvey25%
Colback0%
Ritchie16%
Perez0%
Atsu33%
Mitrovic0%
Sub - Diame0%
Sub - Gouffran8%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Norwich 34 15 7 12 52 11
9 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 34 10 12 12 42 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 5:30PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot151
2.CuckFan114
3.PieMag103
4.Mcnamee6748
5.keggy_keagal41
6.billybobcat28
7.Finn_the_Dog24
8.daftladguy19
9.officemonkey19
10.McCreery17
Vital Football Comment