It looks like Mark Viduka has finally made it back to full training, and Alan Shearer has said this morning the Aussie striker will be in the squad for Sunday’s game at Spurs, and will travel to London.
Mark Viduka – in squad for Spurs on Sunday
Whether he will be on the bench we don’t know, but we suspect that Alan is more than keen to get the experienced striker into the Newcastle side, so he can take advantage of the Australian’s vast experience and significant skills.
And the news is that Mark is keen to help out the club in their final six games, so we will have to hope that Mark can get match fit quickly, since in the past it has taken him a while to get fully fit, before he gets injured again.
The 33-year-old has not been in the squad since last month’s defeat at Bolton, after suffering another recurrence of his long term Achilles injury.
Alan Shearer will have the Aussie striker back for Sunday’s showdown at White Hart Lane, and Mark has trained all week, as Alan said:
“Mark is in the squad and will travel with us,” “He’s been in full training this week and it will be a boost to have him back.”
We think Mark will start on the bench on Sunday, but it’s looking like Alan will have quite a few returning players to choose from, for Sunday’s game.
If Mark starts on the bench, look for him to get at least 30 minutes of playing time on Sunday, as Alan tries to get the striker match-fit as quickly as possible.
It’s quite a boost to have so many of our players coming back from injury, so we have to hope they will be able to make a difference in the team, and also with our results, which have been worse than pathetic since Christmas.