Our player of tjhe season last year Habib Beye, the Senegal International will start at right back for Newcastle on Monday evening against Manchester City.
Habib Beye – back from Achilles injury on Monday night
Joe Kinnear told the Newcastle Journal today:
“Beye is definitely back and will start. Oba Martins, we’ll make a decision on him later,” “He has his first training session on Wednesday and did very well.”
“Jonás is almost there but has not had any contact on his collarbone. He looks physically fit but we will not really know until we put him in a small-sided game.”
From what Joe said in his rather subdued news conference for the Monday night game yesterday, he will not play Jonas on Monday but will bring him back for the Sunderland game, as he’s a little concerned he may have brought him back a little early.
But Joe said the decision on Jonas is in the hands of the medical staff for Monday evening.
We do expect Oba to start against City, especially with Michael Owen missing the game with his groin strain and we should still be able to put out a strong side on Monday evening and three points has to be the aim of that game.
Robinho will be fit to start for Manchester City, so the Brazilian will be on show at St. James’ Park, but let’s hope he doesn’t have too good a game. 😀