Really bad news regarding in-form local striker Shola Ameobi this morning.
Ameobi – we’ll not be seeing this for some time 🙁
Hughton told the Shields Gazette this morning.
“We’re still assessing Shola, but it’s not going to be a two or three-week job – it’s certainly going to be longer than that,”
“It’s a big blow for us because of how he started the season, and what a big player he is for us. We’re certainly very disappointed to lose him at this stage.”
That’s really bad news for the club and also Shola who has been in red hot form this season. Looks like we have Peter Lovenkrands coming in today, and we’d like to see one more striker coming in – maybe even on loan until January until Shola can recover.
And Argentine Winger Jonas Gutierrez has suffered a hamstring injury last Wednesday, and although he has traveled to Argentina, he will not be involved in their two World Cup qualifiers.
“Jonas will certainly not be involved in the national team.”
“As far as a timescale, you’re always a bit reluctant to have one, because you’d like to think you can bring them back before, but at the time he did it, we were looking at three weeks.”
Fabricio Coloccini is already with his international team-mates, and apparently Argentina invoked FIFA’s five-day rule when calling up the defender.
So it may well be true that he’s not being transferred since that was one of the reasons given for his exclusion last night from the squad, and we thought it was because he was perhaps leaving Newcastle.
Andy Carroll has a groin strain, but could be back for our game at Cardiff City a week come Saturday – that’s good because this next league game will be yet another very tough game for the Magpies.