Joe Kinnear has talked to the Evening Chronicle today about his Newcastle squad, and because it’s so small, injuries could be Newcastle’s Achilles heel this season.
Joe Kinnear – small squad means in juries could have big impact
Kinnear said today:
“We’ve got enough ammunition providing – and there is a proviso – that we stay with the squad we have got. If we pick up injuries, then we struggle. That’s our Achilles heel.”
“If two or three key players hit the wall, then we struggle to replace them, and that is something that should be addressed in the long-term as we come to the next window.”
“We have got people who are prepared to come in and give plenty of effort, but they haven’t got the same sort of ability as the ones who are going out.”
The Chronicle is reporting that Director of Football Dennis Wise is continuing to try to recruit top young players to the club, and Dennis was at the training ground again yesterday.
That’s actually good because presumably he is talking to Joe about players they could bring in during January, and they need to firm up those plans, in case the club is not sold by then.
As we mentioned earlier this morning Ashley and the Newcastle Board need to come up with a plan for January, in case the club is not sold by then.
Joe and Dennis could do that themselves, and assume there’s no money made available by Ashley, so they would need to wheel and deal, but that’s a lot better than doing nothing.
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