Steven Taylor And Lovenkrands Return To Training


Both Steven Taylor and Peter Lovenkrands will return to full training tomorrow, and both could be in the side at Spurs on Sunday afternoon.

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Steven Taylor – resumes full training tomorrow

Taylor has missed both of Alan Shearer’s games in charge of Newcastle, after picking up his bruised ankle injury against Arsenal at St. James’ Park.

And of course we had a scare with Peter Lovenkrands, who left the field on a stretcher and required oxygen during the 2-0 defeat at home to Chelsea, but thankfully Peter is again fully fit and ready to go.

Shearer seems hopeful enough that both players could play some part at White Hart Lane, as he told the official site today:

“Both Steven and Peter will return to full training on Friday,” “We will monitor their fitness and we’re hopeful.”

However, it seems that Argentine center-back Fabricio Coloccini has picked up an Achilles injury in training this week, and the Newcastle manager hasn’t yet ruled him out for Sunday:

“Fabricio picked up a knock in training.” “But we haven’t ruled him out of Spurs and we’ll monitor his situation.”

And Shearer believes Jose Enrique will not be available for Sunday, but should be back for the Portsmouth game at home, a week on Monday night, when we should almost have all our players fit, maybe for the very first time this season, physically fit if not fully match fit.

We expect Steven Taylor to start on Sunday, with maybe Lovenkrands on the bench, although we can do with the Dane’s goal-scoring prowess, as we need as many goals as we can get right now.

Goals win games, and we’ve seen precious few of them over the last six games or so.

But this news on the injury front  has to be some good news for the club.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #1

    Anyone feeling positive for Sunday’s match?

    Im still concerned and no doubt that the butterflies will kick in on Sunday.

    I do hope that the mid can supply upfront this match and someone find their shooting boots.

    Peter Lovenkrandz – signed on a free from Germany you know (sorry couldnt resist 🙂 )

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #2

    I am feeling positive for sundays match. 3-0 home win.

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Bennytoon- I agree with the score 😉

    Spurs 0-3 NUFC

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  • batty

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    its gonna be hard to get out of spurs

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  • broon ale

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #5

    moobs. check out my post on the daily mirror thread.. respond accordingly

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  • PaceOba

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #6

    Very tight game I think. We will win 3-2.
    Howay the lads!!

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  • lesh

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #7

    What with the Stevens and Lovenkrands, Viduka and Oba speculation, I wonder whether Shearer’s working the mind games with ‘Arry?

    Be nice if they were all fit and available though.

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  • batty

    Apr 16, 2009 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #8

    it just get to me that we havent won a game for ages

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  • bennytoon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #9

    broonale- i have responded via facebook.haha

    I am willing to call a truce but will remind you that it was you who turned nasty by telling lies about my appearance. I try not to turn my banter on here into personal attacks.

    As for sunday. We are looking to make it 6 home wins on the bounce and it will be typical spurs to mess it up against a team we should easily beat. If you defend like you did in the first half against stoke your goal difference will take a hammering.

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  • bennymoob

    Apr 16, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #10

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