Shearer A "Pain" In The Dugout
Glenn Roeder: "To be bluntly honest, I was getting fed up with him in the dug-out, so he had to be fit today. He had no alternative. It's his last season and he would certainly prefer to be out there playing every game between now and the end of the season.
"When he broke the record and I said, 'you have broken the record, I just hope you are not going to declare now'. I won't repeat what he said, but he's got one today and there are still more goals in Alan Shearer.
"I'm not aware of another Alan Shearer-type player in world football. He's going to have to be replaced - how and with who, I don't know. Whoever he is, he won't be the same as Alan Shearer. How anyone could say he's become too big for the club, for me, that's ridiculous.
"I haven't seen the chairman about whether I'm picking the team next week yet. It's one game at a time. Nothing has changed. I'm doing the best I can, the players are doing the best they can and fortunately at the moment, we are getting a few results."