It’s a worrying time for Shay Given right now. After his terrible bowel injury at West Ham last year Shay has been continually hit with groin problems.
Sam Allardyce is getting concerned and he wants to bring in another goalkeeper and the ones he is targeting don’t look to be second string.
Shay Given – worries about his constant groin injuries
Big Sam is also determined to keep Shay sidelined until he is 100% fit again in both mind and body.
Given has made only 18 league outings since rupturing his bowel in a horror collision with Marlon Harewood almost 11 months ago.
Sam talked about Shay to the Sunday Sun today:
â€œI hope itâ€™s not psychological with Shay now, but it is bound to be,â€
â€œItâ€™s like Rooney getting three metatarsals.â€â€œShay has been as fit as a fiddle but in the last six months he has had a few injuries he has never had before.â€
â€œThat is worrying him and worrying us. We want to eradicate that completely.â€
â€œThis injury is not in the same place specifically, but itâ€™s in the same areas and we need to strengthen all of those areas to dispel any fears he has that it might happen again, because that is what will cause it to happen again.â€
â€œSnatching at the ball, and pulling the leg round rather than stroking the ball like he normally does, can put huge pressure back on those areas.”
“That is where the damage comes from.â€
Sam does not want to use young Tim Krul as cover for Givenâ€™s deputy Steve Harper. Tim is currently on a 6 month loan to Scottish side Falkirk and Sam is definitely in the market for an experienced new goalkeeper.
Allardcye went on:
â€œI will be looking for one over the next couple of days, initially on loan.”
“Whether I can find one, I don’t know.â€
The Sunday Sun is reporting that Chelseaâ€™s Carlo Cudicini is on Newcastle wish list but Sam said
â€œI think everybody in this country will want to hang on to what theyâ€™ve got.â€
We think bringing in a goalkeeper on loan would be fine and then we can see how Given does in the next few months. But we don’t think we need another top goalkeeper right now.
Let’s know what you think about Shay’s situation and do we really need another top class goalkeeper?