Two bits of rather odd news are being reported on two Newcastle players this afternoon.
Kazenga LuaLua – on loan to Doncaster for a month
First of all Newcastle United’s 18 year old promising winger Kazenga LuaLua, has today joined Doncaster Rovers on a month’s loan spell. This will give the lad some first team experience, but we had thought Newcastle could have used him in the first team, during the last eight games of the season, but apparently not.
The 18-year-old, who has talent galore, and is the younger brother of Lomana Lua Lua, who also played at Newcastle, has appeared 5 times for the Newcastle first team, and has never looked out of place.
Kazenga made his debut in January, 2008 against Bolton, and a good future is forecast for the Democratic Republic of Congo youngster.
Doncaster are currently in 15th place in the Championship, with 49 points from their 41 games, and don’t appear to have any relegation worries.
And mysteriously, the Irish Times is reporting today that Newcastle’s Damien Duff has left the Irish squad in Dublin, and arrived in London. But we have no news on whether he has been injured, just that he did not train today, and was put on a flight to England.
The FAI declined to comment this afternoon on Duff’s availability for Saturday night’s World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria at Croft Park, and in addition to Duff now being doubtful, it turns out that Manchester City goalkeeper Shay Given has not trained all week, because of a slight shoulder problem.
The very last thing Newcastle need is to have players return injured from International duty.