Rumour based trivia question

Last updated : 31 January 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Which former Toon forward recently left a loan spell with a third division team after failing to establish himself in the team and then complained about the training regime at the club?

Clue 1 – The club’s chairman quipped, how did he assess the training methods from 20 yards off the pace of the rest of the players!

Clue 2 – A very bad defeat, Shearer on the bench, bizarre Ruud Gullit team selection.

Good to know the lad’s gone from strength to strength since leaving St James’ Park.