Nicky Buttâ€™s yellow card on Saturday at Upton Park was his 14th yellow card of the season.
Nicky Butt – one more yellow card equals three match ban
And if Nicky picks up just one more yellow card then he will be banned for 3 games, starting next season.
But Kevin is not going to leave Nicky out of the team because of this, and he talked to the Evening Chronicle today about the situation:
â€œIâ€™ll have a chat with Nicky about it all, but my feeling is that heâ€™s a vital player for us.â€ â€œNickyâ€™s always the sort of player whoâ€™s going to get booked, because heâ€™s competitive and tries to win challenges. Heâ€™s got to handle that.â€
â€œWhen youâ€™re doing as many tackles as he does over 90 minutes, youâ€™re going to mistime some.â€
Butt has already served two suspensions this season and has been banned for as total of 3 games.
But he illustrates the new Newcastle United and has a biting tackle in midfield and has played just great for the club the last couple of seasons.
Butt and the rest of the squad trained today and with the team not playing until late Monday afternoon, Keegan will give the squad the next two days off before they come in again on Saturday to prepare for Chelsea.
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