Sylvain Marveaux bides his time for Newcastle United first-team call up

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SYLVAIN Marveaux netted two goals for Newcastle United’s reserves last night – then admitted he still faces a fight to break into the first team.

A strong second string side brushed aside Bolton 3-0 at Leyland last night.

Sammy Ameobi also got on the scoresheet as Newcastle moved top of the Premier Reserve League.

Pacy Marveaux’s performance on both flanks will have caught the eye of watching manager Alan Pardew, and the Frenchman admitted: “It was a great feeling to get two goals.

“At the moment, it isn’t easy to get into the team because they are unbeaten. We’re all working hard and trying to show the manager what we can do.

“I’m ready, and I’ll wait for my chance.”

Marveaux was a late substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Wolves, and the former France Under-21 international added: “The team is fourth in the table – that’s great,” said the former France Under-21 international.

“We have a good group here, and we know we have to keep going like this.

“I think we can do some great things this season. Everything’s OK and I’m happy to be here at Newcastle.

“It’s very good for us – we’re in a healthy situation.

“We’re winning football matches, and the guys on the wings are performing well when they’re asked to perform. Sometimes it is difficult to change a winning side.”

Peter Lovenkrands, James Perch, Danny Guthrie and Dan Gosling all started last night’s reserve game, with assistant boss John Carver saying: “We’re satisfied. The senior lads worked hard and passed it well. We got bodies in the box, and got the ball forward a lot.

“In fairness, we treated the game like a first-team match.

“We had all of the senior staff here due to the fact we had so many seniors playing.

“It was a similar team to the one that beat Forest in the Carling Cup. We thought it was important to do it right and treat it like a first-team game.”