Guest smoggeordie Posted August 2, 2006 Share Posted August 2, 2006 www.nufc.co.uk Boss Tips Albert To Shine By Gary Oliver GLENN Roeder believes Albert Luque will be eager to impress when fellow Spaniards Villarreal come to St. James' Park for a pre-season friendly. The former Deportivo La Coruna man has scored at the Gallowgate End in each of his last three outings on Tyneside - in Alan Shearer's Testimonial against Celtic, the Intertoto Cup tie with Lillestrom and the friendly with PSV Eindhoven last weekend. And Roeder is sure Luque would love to maintain that scoring streak against his old La Liga rivals. He told nufc.co.uk: "When Albert came on as a sub against PSV he did well. "I got a lot of encouragement from Albert's performance in the second half and he'll have a good weeks training between then and Villarreal. "I've given some of the lads a few days off this week, but I'm looking to get a good week out of Albert and I'm looking forward to seeing how he performs against Villarreal. "Being a Spanish club, I'm sure he'll want to do very well against them." Luque netted from the penalty spot against PSV in the 3-2 defeat and set up a chance for James Milner at the death, only for the youngster to fail to convert for an equaliser. Roeder added: "Albert has the ability to unlock a defence, and it was a wonderful turn to put in James Milner for an equaliser, but he rushed the shot. "He was also fighting others to get the ball when the penalty was awarded as he very much wanted to take it. "I thought I got an excellent response from Albert on Saturday and I told him that's what I'm looking for. "There were positive signs. We're playing a Spanish club this Saturday and I'm sure he'll want to have a good week training and be in the starting line up." Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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