Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I'd Lov United to Bring in a Quality Striker - If They Do They Can Finish in Top Eight; Danish Ace Peter Tips Toon to Do Well This Season

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

I'd Lov United to Bring in a Quality Striker - If They Do They Can Finish in Top Eight; Danish Ace Peter Tips Toon to Do Well This Season

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Byline: Lee Ryder Chief Sports Writer lee.ryder@ncjmedia.co.uk

PETER LOVENKRA RA R NDS feels Newcastle | United can secure at least a top-eight place this season - providing they can bag what is proving to be an elusive new striker.

e Dane was part of the United squad which nished fth two years ago and he is encouraged by the new signings made by Alan Pardew and feels the Magpies are ready to "kick on."

Newcastle will always hold a special place " in Lovenkrands' heart after three good years on Tyneside in which he helped the club in which he helped the club tback into the Premier League and stabilised their position in the top ight.

He does feel United require another striker - but is in upbeat mood about Newcastle's prospects.

Lovenkrands - who will be watching this weekend's Schalke Cup with interest as his old sides lock horns - told the chronicle: "ey have signed players and it will be interesting to see what they can do.

"I see they are still looking for another striker - Alan Pardew has my number if needs it! But if they get Loic Remy in again, who was fantastic for them last season, and they can keep him t it would be fantastic for the club."

e wheels fell oPS for Pardew and United " last season, but Lovenkrands feels the damage can be repaired.

He added: "ere are a lot of foreign "players there now.

"ey need to be bonding and bring that "team spirit back together.

"If they can get that back to how it was "Two or three years ago they have a chance.

"e club are so special and they can get these things together they are a club who can kick on.

"ey should be nishing top-eight every season.

"So I really hope they can make a good start to the season.

"I know they have a tough one against Manchester City but in the rst game of the season anything can happen - even against the so-called big guns.

"Hopefully, they can gain a good result and kick on from there."

United warm up at Schalke over " the weekend and it is a ground Lovenkrands knows well after scoring goals in the Bundesliga for the German outt earlier in his career. …

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