Luque eyeing first team return

05 October 2006 08:53
Newcastle United forward Albert Luque has set his sights on a return to the first team after firing home a spectacular double for the reserves. The 28-year-old has struggled for form and fitness since joining the Magpies from Deportivo La Coruna in a £9.5million deal in August 2005 and is yet to start a Premiership game this term. Manager Glenn Roeder ordered him to play for the second-string against a strong Liverpool line-up on Tuesday and the Spain international responded with two long-range goals in a 4-1 victory. Luque said: "I was very happy to score the two goals - I remembered how to score them from when I was in Spain! "It was a good game for me, and a good result for the team. "It is hard for me to play in the reserves - and I have to be honest and say that I did not expect to be playing in the second team when I moved from Spain. "But life changes, and when Glenn asks me to play in the reserves, I will play - no problem. "I am a professional, and I know I have to show the right attitude. "I will continue to work hard, and maybe I can get back into the team for the next game against Bolton."

Source: ESA