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“Their work-rate has been phenomenal” says Pardew of Best and Lovenkrands

February 22nd, 2011 | 21 Comments |

Leon Best and Peter Lovenkrands - doing a job?
Up to the job?
Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew, bigs up Best and Lovenkrands and says he will be patient with them.

The much commented upon sale of Andy Carroll to Liverpool followed, 15 minutes of football later, by a fractured cheek for Shola Ameobi left what some might consider to be a hole in our front line.

Best and Lovenkrands – aptly assisted by Ranger and Kuqi in substitute’s roles – have been tasked with plugging that hole until the summer when Pardew can (presumably) hire a striker or two in the transfer market.

I think it’s fair to say that a lot of fans were reticent – if not actually doubtful – about whether Best and Lovenkrands had the wherewithal to lead the line. The Birmingham game proved that they can at least both play together successfully and they got a goal a piece. In fact they were both firing on target back in early January against West Ham when Lovenkrands got a goal and Best got a hat-trick. (more…)