Not surprisingly since Alan Shearer arrived back at Newcastle on April Fool’s day he has made himself very available to the local media in Newcastle.
Sebastien Bassong – should be fit for Saturday’s crucial game
And the news today from the local Evening Chronicle is that Shearer is assessing his injured players on a daily basis at the club’s Benton training ground.
Sebastien Bassong sat alongside Habib Beye last night at the Reserve team game and it seems like both Seb and Steven Taylor are both yet to rejoin the main group for training this week.
Both these players will be critical for Newcastle in the 7 game run-in, because they have both been Newcastle’s best players over the last several games, along with Habib Beye, who has finally returned to the side – thankfully.
Shearer also confirmed today that Saturday will come too early for both Joey Barton and Mark Viduka, but apparently they are getting closer to being fit, and the more fit and good players we can muster right now – the better.
“Sebastien and Steven are still training with the physios.” “It’s only the start of the week, so we will see how they go for the rest of this week.”
“Mark and Joey are also training very well with the medical team, but neither of them will be available for Stoke City.”
Physioroom.com (see the right side bar on the home page) have Mark and Joey returning to training in 5 days, so with any luck they could be fit for the game at White Hart Lane a week come Sunday.
That’s another very tough game and we need all the fit players we’ve got, in our continuing struggle for survival. If we can indeed survive this season, it now be a mini-miracle.
But that’s just our opinion – let us know what you think about our chances in the final crucial 7 games.
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