Souness - It Hasn't Dawned On Shearer Yet

Last updated : 08 January 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor
Souness was full of praise for Alan Shearer on Saturday, the man he persuaded to delay his retirement in April last year to have another crack at reaching his double century.

Souness: "I don't think it's dawned on him yet what he's done. Maybe tonight it will. I don't think he's a man who goes out looking for individual honours, but it was always going to happen.

"It's a truly incredible achievement. It's generally accepted that getting goals in the modern game is harder than it was when Jackie Milburn set the record, so it's a fantastic achievement."