Newcastle boss Pardew ponders striker role for Gouffran

Yoan Gouffran is pushing to play as striker for Newcastle United.

Yoan Gouffran is pushing to play as striker for Newcastle United.

Toon boss Alan Pardew has admitted Gouffran is making a case to play in his preferred central striking role as the build-up to the Magpies’ opening game of the season against Manchester City.

Pardew told the Evening Chronicle: “I think all strikers want to be the No 9 who gets the goals and plays through the middle.

“That’s a very important role for this team.

“Gouff has shown that he can give us quality in that area."

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