It looks like the foot injury that Joey Barton picked up towards the end of the game on Saturday is not too serious.
Joey Barton – should be fit for tomorrow night’s game
Chris Hughton has today been boosted by the good news that the foot injury suffered by Joey Barton on Saturday is not as bad as they first thought.
Chris talked today about Joey:
“Joey will return to training today and we hope that he will be involved on Wednesday,”
“It was one that he felt was worse than it actually turned out to be. I think he was concerned with having the foot injury last season.”
“But within half an hour it started to feel better and that has been confirmed by the medical staff.”
“It’s good news for us because we want to steer clear of injuries and try to keep the team as settled as possible after Saturday’s win.”
“There has been a spring in everybody’s step since the win and now it is a case of keeping that going into Wednesday’s game.”
“Nothing is imminent with players coming in – we’ve not got anything lined up at this moment,”
That’s really good news about Joey because he, like a number of our players right now, appear to be a class above other players in this division. We hope so anyway.
Joey is a trouble- maker, and he’s been making waves again on the training field, but if we were to be honest we’d like to see Joey kept for this season, simply because of his playing ability, and he does seem to be committed to the Newcastle cause.
If only the lad would behave himself.
But if Alan Shearer becomes manager, expect Joey to be shipped out somewhere, very quickly.