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Obertan vows to prove his worth

Newcastle winger Gabriel Obertan has vowed to fight for his place at St James Park after scoring a winner in the Europa League clash against Club Brugge.

The Frenchman rounded off a nice team move to help Newcastle remain at the top of Group D as the Magpies recorded a 1-0 win over Club Brugge.

After scoring his first ever goal at St James Park and only his second for the club, the 23-year-old insisted he was ready to fight for a regular starting berth.

“For a lot of the players tonight, we don’t get to play much in the Premier League so we really wanted to show the gaffer we could have a starting position in the league,” Obertan told club’s official website.

“It’s been a while that I have been pushing for a first-team place. I feel like in the Europa League I have done really well, but I still work hard anyway and I am not going to give up.

“It’s about training, games and the time I get in the Premier League. I will show the manager. I trust myself.”

The Frenchman first arrived to the English Premier League when he joined Manchester United from Bordeaux in the summer of 2009, but the player failed to prove his worth at old Trafford.

Having featured in just 14 Premier League games over the two seasons, Obertan was sold to Newcastle for a fee of €3.4 million.

The talented winger has since showed some promise at St James Park, but has failed to hold on to a regular starting berth, making just 4 substitute appearances in the Premier League this term.

Fri 26 Oct, 2012
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