Joe Kinnear has said Michael Owen will start on the bench, but it’s unclear whier Nicky Butt will start the game in the middle of the field.
Joe Kinnear – Owen on bench but may start Butt
Joe told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Michael is now fully fit, but he really only has had two days of full training behind him and I don’t want to take any risks with him after his groin injury.”
“So he will start off on the bench, but he will still play a big part for us tonight.” “And what a player and goalscorer to have to come off the bench.”
Kinnear has only had Owen for just one game, since he took over as Newcastle manager, and that was his first at Everton, but then Michael was injured in training and has been out since then.
But Michael is still Newcastle’s top scorer with 5 goals, with Oba next with 3 goals and Shola in there with two with Charles N’Zogbia.
We expected Michael to be on the bench and it seems touch and go whether Nicky Butt will start the game, but Joe may go for experience with Nicky starting the game alongside the in-form Joey Barton.
Hey, another goal from Joey Barton would be very nice too, and if he scores he could go into orbit, with the enthusiasm he will show to the fans. 😀
Howay The Lads – we can do it – yes we can!!!