Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Shola set for Royals

Shola set for Royals

Having endured a couple of years of hip-induced injury hell it seems that after two reserve games and the hastily arranged friendly against Gretna should be enough to see Shola Ameobi come back into Glenn Roeder`s first team thinking. Speaking to the press he's lined up our first appearance at the ground to show us all that he`s been fixed by Mr Steadman. Here`s what he told WideoftheMark:

"It felt good to come through 70 minutes last night and now Reading is definitely in my sights. It wasn't the greatest game last night, but like I said last week, I feared for my career, so this is a big bonus for me. I am just glad to be out there and getting the chance to work my way back to the first team."

Meanwhile the odds on him being joined in that game by England`s Michael Owen and Scott Parker seem to be growing after Glenn Roeder acknowledged they were both close to comebacks:

'Never since I've been manager here have I been able to write Michael Owen's name on the team-sheet as a starter. Once, I think I wrote him on the team-sheet as a sub at Birmingham. He played 29 minutes. We are getting much closer and when he is fully fit I am looking forward to that and it is not far away. I don't feel he needs to play in the reserves, he could have, but I think it is more important he has a day's training. We can put on a competitive game ourselves during the week. Whether he makes next Monday or not, I am not sure yet. But I am very positive with the way Michael is going.'

Meanwhile Parker said:

'I thought I could have a chance against Chelsea at the weekend, but it wasn't to be. I am hoping to try and get back for the Reading game. We have to take it step by step and I am reaching a point where it is staying still. I am taking each day as it comes and am hoping for Monday.'



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

Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Thursday April 26 2007
Time: 8:41AM

Comments

0
Should be by far our best bench of the season.
SirLes
26/04/2007 11:54:00
0
Everyone loves the Big Sho. Get him on from the start, he'll be chewing on raw meat to play.
BaldEagle
26/04/2007 15:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Whyte Wins on US Debut

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Gayle Expands His Caring Role

Newcastle United Foundation announced a new ambassador

Newcastle Duo Get Scotland Call (23/8/17)

Grant Hanley and Matt Ritchie have been called up by Scotland manager Gordon Strachan for the coming international break.

Safe Standing - The Time For You To Act Is Now!

The EFL supports safe standing, the FA chairman wants it and the EPL clubs are discussing it. After many years of campaigning, we are almost at the point where...

The EFL Takes A Leaf Out Of Ashley's Book

Like the infamous part of the script at Newcastle

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How Many Players Do NUFC Need To Survive Next Season?
Suggested By: Talk of the Tyne
None4%
1-39%
4 or 538%
6 or 735%
More than 714%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
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)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.CuckFan150
2.Toon_NoMatterWot99
3.MickMartin74
4.PieMag39
5.keggy_keagal30
6.crooktownmags26
7.officemonkey26
8.The Pyrry24
9.Harry's Boy17
10.Neppos15
Vital Football Comment