Newcastle United actually recieved some good news this morning from Caretaker boss Chris Hughton.
Oba Martins – ready to start Wednesday
The squad has been handed a major fitness boost ahead of Wednesday’s Carling Cup clash against Spurs, with the good news that Oba Martins will be in the squad for the game.
We hope Oba starts the game, because we need his enthusiasm and all action style right now, when far too many of our players are feeling sorry for themselves. and just not producing.
The Nigerian International has been out of the team since being injured during last month’s 1-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers at St.James’ Park. Chris Hughton had in fact hoped the 23-year-old could play some part against West Ham on Saturday, but Martins wasn’t able to get enough practice in last week to be match ready.
Caretaker boss Chris Hughton told nufc.co.uk on Monday afternoon:
“We were hoping Oba would be involved for Saturday but the reality was that he wasn’t able to get in enough training,”
“But he will back in the squad for Wednesday and that is a huge boost.”
Martins of course was among the scorers when the two clubs last met at White Hart Lane in March, when Newcastle gave their best performance of the year, and their attacking play tore Spurs apart 4-1.
Nicky Butt, Geremi, Michael Owen and Martins himslef were all on target – oh the memories.
Same again on Wednesday please. 😀