I Will Show Toon Doubters!

Last updated : 31 March 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

Moore: "It's been a difficult time for me because of the injuries. It was a really bad tear on my hamstring and I've been told it was similar to the problem Albert Luque had at the start of the season.

"It's been one of the toughest periods of my career because when you sign for a new club you want to be able to show everyone what you can do as quickly as possible. I picked up the first hamstring injury before the start of the season and then it was one thing after another. The last thing I wanted to do was sit on the sidelines all season injured. It was very frustrating, I just tried to stay as positive as I could.

"You have got to try to put things in perspective, these things can happen in football. Hopefully it's all behind me and I can play regularly between now and the end of the season.

"There is no point dwelling on the past, I just want to put my injury problems behind me and look to the future. It's going to take me a bit of time to get back to my best but hopefully I can show Newcastle what I'm capable of.

"I found it a bit embarrassing when people kept talking about me playing in the World Cup with Australia when I hadn't even kicked a ball for Newcastle. All I want to concentrate on is Newcastle. I don't think it would be fair for me to go to the World Cup if I hadn't been playing for Newcastle. It would be unfair on the guys who get us there. Of course I want to be involved but I have to do the business for Newcastle first.

"It was a disappointing debut for me at Charlton and I've held my hands up and taken responsibility for giving away the penalty. As for the second goal, that was unfortunate, I don't know whether it sums up my luck, the club's luck or whatever."