It looks like Nicky Butt will miss the very crucial game on Wednesday evening against his former club, Manchester United.
Nicky Butt – will probably miss game against Red Devils
Nicky twisted his knee and there is a danger he may have even damaged his medial knee ligaments, but we have to hope the injury is only minor.
Chris Hughton has put Alan Smith and Geremi on standby for Wednesday’s St James’ Park showdown with top club Manchester United, because if we are to survive this season we will need to take something out of that game.
Hughton said today:
“Nicky’s has tweaked his knee,” “We won’t know the extent of it until later today, but, of course, we’re hopeful it’s very minor.”
“In the past, it’s an area we’ve suffered in. Guthrie will still be another two or three weeks away, and Joey Barton’s another three or four weeks away as well.”
“These are the things that test us, and what we have is Geremi, who came in and did well in the period of time he was on, and Alan Smith, who was on the bench.”
“There are also other players who can move into different formations.”
Damien Duff missed the Bolton game with a calf problem, and he is only rated 50-50 for Wednesday.
But make no mistake that every game Newcastle play now, we have to do out best to get all 3 points.
Relegation this season will be a complete disaster, because we’ll need to clear the ranks of lots of players we will just not be able to afford in the Championship.
To have the 17th richest football club in the world go down is almost unthinkable, and it will cause even more debate about the volcano that erupted last September between Kevin Keegan and the Newcastle Board.
Any more results like yesterday and we’re tempting fate too much, and we have to be realistic and start saving ourselves on the field, starting on Wednesday.