Kevin Keegan has said that James Milner will be available for the game against Chelsea on Monday.
James Milner – skillful youngster has impressed Keegan
Keegan told the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œI took James Milner to West Ham on Saturday because I wanted to show him that heâ€™s a player I like, and I want him to be part of it.â€
â€œI think he knew he wouldnâ€™t be playing, but when I told him Iâ€™d like to take him, he just said: â€˜Yesâ€™.â€
â€œHeâ€™s got a lot going for him. Like one or two players now, heâ€™s found himself on the outside just by circumstance, and the fact the teamâ€™s put a run together.â€
â€œBut James could well be included in the game against Chelsea on Monday.â€
Keegan has always said that because Milner is so fit, he would not need to be eased back into the team, and weâ€™re sure he will be ready to go on Monday afternoon, if called on.
But we also expect Newcastle to field an unchanged side, with Senegal international Abdoulaye Faye back in the side for young David Edgar, and the best James can do will be to make the subs bench, for what promises to be an exciting last home game of the season.
James was injured at Liverpool at an unfortunate time, and since thereâ€™s only two games left James will probably have to be satisfied with coming back in the close season, ready to fight for this place as a starter in Kevin’s new team.
But James is such a model professional, obviously well liked by Keegan – a wonderful role model for Newcastleâ€™s young supporters – and weâ€™re sure heâ€™ll do just that.
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