Good news this morning that Jose Enrique has handed Alan Shearer a Survival Sunday fitness boost, as the Newcastle United web site puts it.
Jose Enrique – back in full training
Jose has made a return to full training ahead of the relegation decider at Aston Villa, and should be up for selection for one of the most important games in Newcastle United’s history.
The Spaniard has been out, and apparently very frustrated about that, for the past three weeks with a hamstring injury, but now must have a good chance of playing at Villa Park.
If Jose is ready to play, that could free Damien Duff, who has been excellent for us over the last several games, to move up to his natural position of left wing. He’s done a massive job for the club at left-back in Jose’s absence ans we shouldn’t forget that.
Alan Shearer told Newcastle United TV this morning:
“Jose has now returned to full training.” “He will train again over the weekend and if there is no reaction then he will be in the squad.”
Whoever plays left-back on Sunday will have their hands full with a certain James Milner, but we will have to rely on James, who played at Newcastle for four season, having an off-day on Sunday. 😀