It looks like we will have Jose Enrique and Danny Guthrie back for our game at Everton on Sunday afternoon.
Jose Enrique has had an unsteady start to the season, just like last season, but we expect this lad to come good, sooner rather than later. Keegan had asked the Spanish Under-21 international to lose some weight over the summer, but it looks like he overdid it and had to be built up again. You cannot blame Jose for that.
Joe Kinnear told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I have had a long chat with Chris Hughton and our medical team and the only one of the injured players we are likely to have back at Everton on Sunday is Jose Enrique.”
“This will give us a boost, as will having Danny Guthrie back from suspension.”
Jose needs games, and with his injury clearing up we hope he can get a good long run in the side, and start to show the form of late last season. There’s no doubt Jose has it in him to be a good player for Newcastle, and you cannot fault his attitude, but now’s the time for him to show just how good he is.
“Unfortunately, the key players we’ve got missing could make us a better side. Chris says there are six players who, if fit, could be in the team.”
“We’ve also not got the strongest bench.”
But unfortunately that’s he way it is and that’s because the Recruitment team didn’t get the job done during the summer. They brought in some good players, but just not enough of them to increase the size of our squad.