Former Newcastle United striker Peter Lovenkrands officially joined Championship side Birmingham City today to team up with former Newcastle midfielder Lee Clark.
Lovenkrands, who was released for a second time at the end of the season, becomes Lee Clark’s first signing at Birmingham, having replaced Chris Hughton as manager in the summer, with the former Newcastle boss himself taking over at Norwich.
In total, the Denmark international striker spent three-and-a-half years at Newcastle and made himself more than useful during that time.
Despite being released after just six months at the club, Hughton re-signed Lovenkrands up on a three-year deal and he added something different to the Magpies frontline.
In Newcastle’s promotion season, Lovenkrands netted 13 times and played a key role in getting the Magpies up, something that’s not lost on Clark.
Clark told BCFC.co.uk: “He did very well for Newcastle, has scored goals at this level and he played a huge part in getting them promoted from this division, actually winning the league.”
Over the course of his Newcastle career, Lovenkrands scored 29 times in all competitions in just short of 100 appearances. Not bad for a freebie!
As a thank you to the Dane and his service to the club, here’s a video showing all 29 of Peter Lovenkrands’ goals for Newcastle United…
While he was never going to be an automatic starter for Alan Pardew, he was useful backup upfront and with him and Leon Best moving onto pastures new, you’d think some reinforcements up top would have to be brought in over the next few weeks.