Newcastle United boss Sam Allardyce will still be short of many defenders for tomorrowâ€™s game against Birmingham City at St. Jamesâ€™ Park.
Abdoulaye Faye – still out injured with a calf injury
Abdoulaye Faye (calf), Stephen Carr (hamstring) and Claudio Cacapa (knee) are still recovering, and Michael Owen is not due back for at least another week as he continues his rehabilitation from a thigh problem.
Hereâ€™s our latest injury situation.
Player Injury Return Date
Carr Hamstring ?
Faye Calf ?
Owen Thigh 15Dec07
Babayaro Back ?
Cacapa Knee 5Dec07
Ramage Knee Apr08
Duff Ankle 8Dec07
After Wednesdayâ€™s great performance weâ€™d expect an unchanged side for tomorrow, since all players seem OK after Saturdayâ€™s exertions.
Damien Duff’s return back to playing from his ankle injury was delayed last night when the Reserves’ game at Manchester United was canceled because of heavy rain.
Peter Ramage – back in light training – good for him
Also, Peter Ramage (knee) is back in light training, following his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee operation, which is a good sign for Peter. It would be good to see him return before the end of the season.