Who says we need strikers? – Newcastle’s Lovenkrands

Peter Lovenkrands has signaled to the Newcastle United coaching staff that he is ready to step up when needed.

Peter Lovenkrands has signaled to the Newcastle United coaching staff that he is ready to step up when needed.

The Danish striker produced a match-winning brace for the Magpies in their thrilling 4-3 Carling Cup third round win at Nottingham Forest and feels has proven a point with his display.

"I came in up front and scored two goals, so it kind of proves a point that I'm ready if needed,” he said.

"That was really my goal - to try to prove that I'm ready to play if they need me.

"A lot of people are saying, 'We need strikers, we need strikers', but I scored two and we scored two more from defenders afterwards, so we can score goals pretty much all over the pitch and we showed that.

"We probably should have done a wee bit better defensively, but that's down to us all from the front to the back."

 

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