Not only did we come away from White Hart Lane yesterday, with no points and one goal worse off in terms of goal difference, but also Steven Taylor had a recurrence of his ankle injury, after putting in a good shift of 45 minutes in the first half.
Steven Taylor – ankle injury played up again
Taylor’s injury is yet another blow for manager Shearer, but he has hopes of getting Spaniard Jose Enrique back for the Portsmouth game, which is really a MUST WIN game – and we can forget about all the other ones we have had this season – this one really is a must-win game for the club.
Alan talked about the Taylor injury this morning:
“It’s Steven Taylor’s ankle. He trained for two or three days with no reaction, and I just felt it was right to put him in.” “But he’s felt it again.”
“Hopefully, Jose Enrique will be training Wednesday or Thursday.” “If everything goes well with him, we might have him available for Portsmouth.”
The 23-year-old had started in a three-man defense, and ended the half at left-back. Steven was then replaced for the second-half by Alan Smith, who was decent and Damien Duff dropped back into defense, where he was up against winger Aaron Lennon, and Damien put in a good shift yesterday for the side.
If Steven doesn’t make it for the Portsmouth game we do have 21 year-old David Edgar, who can play either in the center of defense or as a full back. Quite honestly, we’d like to see him paired with Bassong at the back, as the two of them could make a decent central defense for Newcastle.
We know one thing, David will not let us down, that’s for sure, and Coloccini could also be fit for that game, if Alan wants to risk him at the back.
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