Good news today as Kevin Keegan has indicated that Abdoulaye Faye is now back in training, after missing the game at West Ham last Saturday.
Abdoulaye Faye - recovered from his groin problem
Faye had a slight groin problem which has now fully cleared up and presumably he will be back in the team to partner Steven Taylor in central defense for what should be a tough game for the lads.
The 6’2″ Senegalese mountain man missed last weekend’s 2-2 draw at West Ham because of a groin problem and 20 year-old David Edgar deputized. But it looked like Newcastle missed big Abdoulaye at the back, and they went 2-0 down in that game after just 23 minutes.
Having trained this week, the former Bolton center-back is now in the squad for Monday’s game against Chelsea, and it would be a surprise if he is not recalled to the starting line-up by Keegan.
Davbid Edgar had seven stitches put in a head wound following the game at Upton Park, and has been unable to train this week because of that injury.
Keegan said today:
“Abdoulaye nearly missed the game against Sunderland with a problem with his groin.” “He should be fine for this week. He trained yesterday, and he’s fine.”
“Young Edgar’s not trained yet because of the cut on his head, but he would probably be OK, and Claudio Cacapa’s OK as well. They’re the options I’ve got.”
We fully expect Faye back in the starting line-up for the difficult Chelsea game.