Joey Barton failed a fitness test before last night’s win against Sheffield Wednesday, and it looks like Joey will be doubtful for Saturday’s game at Crystal Palace.
Joey Barton – doubtful for Saturday
And if there is any doubt about Joey for Saturday, he will not be risked as we have Nicky Butt and Danny Guthrie both fit again for the game in London.
But it looks like Hughton is confident that Joey will be fit for next Wednesday’s Carling Cup tie against Huddersfield at St. James’ Park – KO time is 7:45 pm.
Hughton talked about Barton this morning:
“Joey will be touch and go for Saturday.”
“The good news is it is very minor, it is not something that is going to keep him out for a number of weeks.”
“If he doesn’t make Saturday, I am quite sure he will be available for Wednesday’s game.”
And it looks like if Shearer is not brought in before the end of August as the new manager, Joey will be staying with Newcastle, at least through January.
We think he can do a good job in helping Newcastle push for promotion this season, because he’s still a good player.
We just have to hope he will start behaving himself.