Stephen Carr admits he is sick of missing so many games for Newcastle this season, with his hamstring problems.
Stephen Carr – hoping to remain fit through end of season
The 31-year-old former Irish Internal and Tottenham right back finally returned last Saturday at Old Trafford, and had a decent enough game, before things fell apart in the second half.
Carr’s quest is to be fit for the rest of the season, so he can potentially challenge Habib Beye for the right back spot position at the club. But Habib has probably been our best summer buy along with Abdoulaye Faye, who are both competing in the African Nations Cup.
Stephen told Newcastle World TV this afternoon:
“For me it’s just great being back and hopefully I can be involved between now and the end of the season,”
“It’s been hard watching in recent weeks but unfortunately I’m all too used that.â€ “The hamstring has felt a lot better compared to last time I came back when I broke down at Middlesbrough in August.â€
“You think you are ready to go again then you come back and break down.â€ “That’s the fourth time (at Blackburn last month) I have done damage to the hamstring and it’s very frustrating.â€
“There were a few things that I did not cover regarding the injury but I think I have covered everything now and I should be fine for the rest of the season.”
Carr is likely to be at right-back tomorrow night and possibly against Bolton Wanderers at home on Saturday.Â We just have to get two wins to help alleviate the doom and gloom on Tyneside.
“It’s going to be a difficult few weeks but we have to stick together and work as hard as we can to get some good results,”
“We have got quality but we need that first result to kick-start things and hopefully that will come against Stoke.”
Good words from Stephen, and we trust he can remain fit, but we still expect this to be his last season on Tyneside.