Viduka Back - For The Time Being Anyway!

Last updated : 05 February 2009 By Footy Mad - Editor

The setback was just another injury nightmare for Viduka, with the Australian restricted to just four appearances due to a troublesome heel injury that meant he missed the first four months of the campaign.

Viduka's contract expires in June and although there is thought to be an option to extend it by a further 12 months, the fans seem to want to see the back of him.

Viduka (talking to the Chronicle): "Whether Joe wants to play that system or not is a totally different thing.

"But the manager's got a lot of options up front when everyone's fit, and this team has got goals in it.

"We pulled away from trouble last season when we used that formation. And if we can click up front again then hopefully we can do the same this time."

Joe Kinnear: "By his own admission he was going back to Australia at the end of the season and turning it in."