Toon Players 'Loved' The Open Training Session!

Last updated : 09 April 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor
Shearer elected to hold an open session at St James' Park on Tuesday morning to allow more supporters to see their heroes in the flesh.

Around 7,500 fans looked on from the stands as the new Magpies boss put his squad through their paces with shooting practice and small-sided games.

Alan Shearer : "I said to the boys, 'Where else would you get thousands of fans turning up to watch training when the team is third bottom?'

"It's unique and you've got to appreciate it and the players loved it.

"It was a good workout and we all enjoyed it."