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Sol hails return of young gun Milner - 14/07/2006

Sol hails return of young gun Milner
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Nobby Solano feels the re-emergence of James Milner at Newcastle United is likeVilla Park last term and his former mentor David O' Leary wanted to sign him permanently, Glenn Roeder has never made a secret of the fact he wanted the winger back with him on Tyneside. 

And Solano is delighted to see the England Under-21 star back in the fray at United.  "It was important to get James back here," said the South American today. "The squad is not the biggest at the moment because we have lost some players. Lee Bowyer, Michael Chopra and Alan Shearer aren't going to be playing here this season so it’s great that James is back - he can play left or right or through the middle. It is a great option for the manager, James is still very young but he can an run all day and is very strong."

Solano is in an optimistic frame of mind at the moment and is looking forward to a full campaign under Roeder after helping him guide United to seventh place and European football last term.

Roeder was handed a two-year deal in May after managing on a caretaker basis and even though he faced a battle to get the green light from the Premier League without his UEFA Pro-Licence, he took over the reins after leading United from a dangerous position near the bottom of the table to the coat-tails of the Euro hopefuls. Added Solano: "Glenn deserves the job and I think he will do very well after taking over last term when we were in a difficult position.

"The club have given him the chance and I hope that we can help him as players. If we stick together we can achieve a lot. Everybody that comes to this club has to think that way.

The club is not just about Glenn Roeder, Nobby Solano, Michael Owen or anybody else, it is Newcastle United and we must all work together. We want to have a good season for our fans - they deserve it."

Evening Chronicle

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