The question most Newcastle fans have during the week is what the team will be at the weekend. It’s looking like Faye will be missing against Derby on Sunday.
Abdoulaye Faye – will miss game on Sunday
Apparently the plan was to play Faye in the behind-the-scenes friendly game earlier this week with Middlesbrough. But Faye didnâ€™t make it with his calf injury. Instead Sam gave a game to our two youngsters Steven Taylor and David Edgar in central defense. After the game it looks like Steven is definitely available for Sunday.
Itâ€™s good that Edgar is getting a game, and we always thought he looked a solid player at the back. The Canadian is still just 20 years-old and weâ€™d like to see him get some games. Maybe Sam can send him out on loan for the rest of the season with a Championship side. He certainly would be a good player in the Championship.
Just who will play in front of Given on Sunday remains to be seen, but we’d like to see a back-line of Beye Cacapa Taylor and Enrique. Then play Milner on the right wing and Zog on the left wing. If we can get that formation, we’ll be in good shape on Sunday.