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Has Pardew Finally Got Marveaux On Track?

04 Dec 2012 12:19:04

Has Pardew Finally Got Marveaux On Track?

There were strong rumours Alan Pardew was going to try and offer Sylvain Marveaux a return to French football in the January transfer window.

And that could very well happen, but at long last Marveaux put in a half-decent performance in a Newcastle United shirt last night, and his career COULD up and running.

I'm not saying the Frenchman outclassed Davide Santon or Demba Ba, but Marveaux impressed many in last night’s 3-0 win over Wigan Athletic at St James’s Park.

It was only the midfielder’s second Premier League start of the season after his first campaign at the club was a nightmare.

Even the best of them - Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutiérrez - had that "first season transformation syndrome" and perhaps Marveaux is starting to settle.

Against Wigan, Marveaux was handed the ball-winning position James Perch usually takes up, and he looked comfortable -although Wigan were a man light after 12 minutes and their midfield was like a rabbit's hind leg.

Yohan Cabaye is out for the next two months with a groin injury, there’s now an opportunity for the 26-year-old to enjoy a run of games.

One thing to his credit, he knows this is just the start, and he was honest enough to say so.

Sylvain Marveaux: “I think it was good.

“I haven’t played a lot of games in the Premier League, and I was just waiting for my time.

“I was in a good position on the pitch – my favourite – and I just tried to play my game.

“But it was just one game. We’ll see now. I’m just looking forward to the next game.

“I was fit all season, but I was waiting for my time. I hope I will be able to play the next game against Fulham as well.

“I think it’s a good win for us.

“We’ve worked hard as a team. Everything went well for us – the first goal and the red card made everything easier for us.

“I think it was very important to win. We were in a tough position.

“The fans were expecting us to win. I think we deserved what we got.”

 

Source: Newcastle United Mad


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