Alan Shearer will not be able to see our Uruguayan midfielder Nacho Gonzalez in tonight’s FA Premier Reserve League fixture against Liverpool in Warrington (7.00 pm) – amazingly he is still injured.
Ignacio Gonzalez – still injured after 8 months
This player is approaching the injury record of the infamous Marcelino back in 1999, as he’s played just twice for Newcastle since he arrived on the last day of the transfer season last year, and has had an injured Achilles for over eight months.
With only 25 days of the season left, it now looks unlikely that Nacho will be able to help us out at all, even though our Uruguayan readers say he is a good player, but if he’s never fit what use is he?
Xisco will be involved tonight, and Academy Director and Reserve Team coach Richard Money is not surprised Shearer has taken such an active interest in the club’s Reserve side since his arrival as manager.
Good managers do that and Alan is no doubt interested to see just how good some of the youngsters are, since some of them may be coming through next season, and even more so if we do end up in the Championship.
Richard told the Evening Chronicle today:
“It is what good managers do.” “They have to take an active interest in what they have at the club, and Alan is going to do that in the short period which is left until the end of the season.”
“If you are a young player, and you are playing well, you would like to think you are going to have a chance.”
Richard Money will choose from the following squad for tonight’s game, which includes some of our best young up-and-coming talent in Fraser Forster, Ben Tozer, Brad Inman, Wesley NgoBaheng, Nile Ranger and Haris Vuckic.
Our youngsters have been a huge bright spot at the club this season, and maybe the only one.
Newcastle Reserves: Forster, Soderberg, Tavernier, Lough, Tozer, Grieve, Airey, Inman, Doninger, Godsmark, Donaldson, Baheng, Ranger, Danquah, Vuckic, Xisco.