The new Alan Shearer statue has now been moved into position.

The original estimate had the likeness arriving at St James Park around Christmas time but photos taken today (see below) show that he has turned up four months early.

alan shearer statue

The 9ft bronze tribute to the Newcastle legend is the work of Tom Maley and the question asked a while ago, was where it should be placed.

Alan Shearer speaking to the Chronicle said:

“I will have to speak to the necessary guys who are going to make the decision but I think if I had my choice, it would be behind the Gallowgate for sure.”

Looking at the images today, it appears that Alan’s resting place will instead be behind the Milburn Stand, standing on Barrack Road.

No news of when the official unveiling will be but it looks as though supporters going to the home match with Wolves a week on Saturday (17 September) will be able to view this new addition.