Newcastle boss Kinnear: I thought Viduka was finished

Newcastle United boss Joe Kinnear has revealed he thought Mark Viduka would retire this season.

Newcastle United boss Joe Kinnear has revealed he thought Mark Viduka would retire this season.

The Aussie striker made his comeback as a second-half sub at Middlesbrough last weekend after six months out with an Achilles problem.

Kinnear admitted: “To be honest, we thought Viduka was finished and his injury was a lot more severe. But he seems to have made a miraculous recovery.

“He is a class act. If we can have him, Oba (Obafemi Martins) and Michael (Owen) fit and firing, we will have some great options.”

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