Davids Plays in Practice Match Today

Sam Allardyce is holding a behind-the-scenes friendly today, as he attempts to help some of our injured players gain some match practice.


Damien Duff – will play today in friendly behind closed doors

Players expected to play in the game include Cacapa, Abdoulaye Faye, Damien Duff, Shola Ameobi and Lance Davids, who we reported a couple of days ago is on trial at Newcastle United from Swedish club Djurgarden, following a similar arrangement with Blackburn Rovers.

Damien Duff will not feature at all against Fulham this Saturday, as the medical staff want the Irishman to build up his strength before he finally returns to first team action. We have to remember that Duff’s foot injury was career threatening, and we have to believe Damien is very relieved that he pulled through this injury ordeal.

It will be interesting to see what happens to the South African right sided midfielder, Lance Davids. He is due to join up with South Africa for the African nations Cup in January, and can play right-back or right-wing.
Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • MagFinnPie

    Dec 13, 2007 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    good see Duffers and the rest getting near to match fitness

  • Stefan

    Dec 13, 2007 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #2

    I´ve seen Davids a couple of times and he´s rubbish… We´ve got better players in the reserves…

  • Leo

    Dec 13, 2007 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #3

    what about that other trialist? im sure there was someone else.

  • Bill f

    Dec 13, 2007 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #4

    Where can we see highlights. 🙂

  • ToonKing

    Dec 13, 2007 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #5

    yes Leo, there is Tamas Kadar the hungarian 17 year old defender who is supposed to be at St James this week but no new about him yet.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 13, 2007 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Stefan – Whats your opinios on Zengin, Wernbloom and Toivonen, we coud really use a Toivonen to give height in he midfield, new kallstrom 🙂

    Even Hovland and Per Egil Flo are also mean to be on trial.

  • Tom_Toon

    Dec 13, 2007 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Alot of scandinavians are agreeing with Stefan, most of them say he is crap.

  • Cockney Magpie

    Dec 13, 2007 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #8

    yes u r right most scandanavians say he is poo but then most germans are saying he was brilliant at 1860 so maybe he is just having a bad time in sweden? e.g forlan in england etcb


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