Date: 18th April 2006 at 12:25pm
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If Alan Shearer could choose where to end his career, I’m sure scoring at the Stadium of Light in a 4-1 win over Sunderland would be up near the top!

Caretaker boss Glenn Roeder admits there are real fears over Shearer’s participation again before the end of his final season.

With three games to play, as well as Shearer’s testimonial clash with Celtic on May 11 to come, that would come as a huge blow to Newcastle with Michael Owen not yet fit and Shola Ameobi having suffered a fractured jaw in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Wigan.

Roeder: ‘We are not at that stage yet. You can talk about that maybe in a week’s time or four or five days’ time if it turns out that is the case.

‘But I will remain positive there is a chance we will still get him back on the pitch, maybe in the very last game of the season. If we don’t, I suppose his memory of scoring then what would be his last goal would be a very, very happy one for different reasons.’