Probably the three players with the worst injury records at Newcastle, Emre, Mark Viduka and Stephen Carr will all be given late fitness tests before the very important game at at Liverpool tomorrow.
Emre, Viduka and Carr – injury prone trio
The three have been struggling for weeks and while Emre and Viduka can make an impact tomorrow if they are fit, weâ€™re not sure why we would need Carr.
Maybe as an experienced substitute but once new defender Lamine Diatta is match fit he can play at center-back or right back and gives Kevin a lot more options in our defense.
Emre has a slight calf problem and apparently Viduka and Carr both have slight hamstring problems.
Steve Harper will be in goal again with Shay Given in Belgium consulting with a groin specialist in an attempt to get to the bottom of his chronic injury troubles of the last 18 months.
Hereâ€™s our current injury list according to PhysioRoom.com
Player Injury Return Date
M Viduka Hamstring Injury 8th Mar 08
Emre Calf Muscle Strain 8th Mar 08
S Carr Hamstring Injury 8th Mar 08
S Given Groin Strain no return date
T Krul Dislocated Shoulder no return date
P Ramage ACL Knee Injury 22nd Mar 08
We hope Emre and Viduka can both participate in the game tomorrow, but we’re not holding our breath.