Victory delight for Roeder
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Glenn Roeder was delighted to see his side take the scalp of Bolton on Saturday.
Newcastle United caretaker manager Glenn Roeder was delighted to see his side take the scalp of Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.
The Magpies have won five of their six games under Roeder's stewardship and proved too strong for Bolton at St James' Park.
Nolberto Solano, Alan Shearer and Shola Ameobi netted for Newcastle to rule Kevin Davies's effort a mere consolation and Roeder was happy to take three points against a side who have designs on UEFA Champions League football next term.
"We are pleased with that performance and result," Roeder told Sky Sports News. "Bolton are a hard team to play against, you can see that by their results, and I am delighted, as we played some terrific football."
Solano scored his third goal in two games with a sublime free kick and Roeder says the effort was typical of the Peru winger.
"Nobby is in a great run of form and is scoring goals as well as playing well, that is the thing he can do. Emre is the same, they are technically gifted footballers."
Shearer returned to action following an injury absence and he netted right on the stroke of half time to knock the stuffing out of Bolton.
"I prefer him out there and I am sure Alan will say the same, doing what he does best in scoring goals," added Roeder.
"He is the one and only Alan Shearer and how the club replace him, I don't know. I don't think there is another one like him in the world. But we know the club is going to have to find a replacement."
Roeder was also pleased with the performances of Ameobi and Scott Parker.
"Shola deserved a goal, anyone else would have come off at half time, as he was in great pain with his hip. But he stayed on, we needed that, and he battled through the pain. I am thoroughly thrilled for him he got his goal."
On Parker, he added: "Scott was feeling tired in the first 15 minutes, but it is a test of the man he battled through. He is so mentally strong and tough and had a cracking game.
"He is a player you can rely on week in, week out and you know you will get a real performance from him.
"When Alan was out, I made him captain and I think he is probably going to be Newcastle's next captain."