Eme will make his long awaited comeback in the Newcastle Reserves side that will take on Manchester United tonight at St. James’ Park with a 7:00 pm kick off.
Emre – first game in comeback tonight for the Reserves
The creative Turkish midfielder has been out since February 9th with a calf injury, when he last appeared in the disastrous game at Aston Villa. Emre has been named as a starter in tonight’s game, which is the Reserves last game of the season.
Also playing will be new signing and Senegal captain Lamine Diatta, Peter Ramage and rising young striker Andy Carroll, who came on at the end of the Tottenham game yesterday.
It will be good if Emre can play again for the first team before the end of the season because he is one player who will gain a lot from Kevin Keegan’s attacking style of play.
Certainly almost every other player in the team seems to have started to play much better under Kevin in the last few games. 😀
Adam Sadler’s side were well beaten by the Red Devils last week by three goals to one and will be looking for some revenge tonight.
Reserve Team coach Adam Sadler said today:
“We’ve had a great second half to the season and have lost just twice in our last ten games,” “We’ve got a great spirit and that has shown in almost every one of our performances.â€
“Now we’ve got the chance to finish our league season on a high at a terrific venue and against great opposition.”
Also playing tonight are some of our young up and coming stars including Fraser Forster, David Edgar, Tamas Kadar, Ben Tozer, James Troisi, Wesley Beheng and Kazenga Lua Lua – so it could be a good game to watch tonight.
Newcastle Reserves: Forster, Ramage, Kadar, Edgar, Diatta, Tozer, Troisi, Emre, Carroll, Ngo Baheng, LuaLua.
Subs: Danquah, Soderberg, Marwood, Morri, Zamblera.
We’ll have a report on the game later today.