Good news this morning that 20 year-old Newcastle striker, Andy Carroll, will be fit for the trip to Cardiff City a week on Sunday.
Andy Carroll – fit again – great
With the news that Shola Ameobi could be out a matter of months, it’s great to see Andy back in the fray.
And with Peter Lovenkrands having been signed yesterday on a free transfer it seems that Hughton will able to choose from Andy, Nile Ranger and Peter Lovenkrands for the two striker positions, so that’s got to be good news.
That’s especially true after 18 year-old Ranger’s excellent second half performance last Monday night, when he got rave reviews – at least from the TV commentators, who thought he was man of the match.
Chris Hughton said today:
“Andy will be back for Cardiff,”
“He had a good start to the season before picking up a slight groin problem so we’re pleased to have him back.”
And with Coloccini hopefully available for the Cardiff game after his Argentine World Cup exploits, Newcastle can field their best back four on Sunday of Simpson, Colccini, Taylor and Enrique.
That’s some defense to have in the Championship, and they’ve started well with 4 clean sheets in a row in the league.
While Argentine International Gutierrez is injured, Hughton will still have plenty of midfielders to choose from in Ryan Taylor, Butt, Smith, Barton, Nolan, Guthrie and Geremi – so our bench should be a lot stronger than it was on Monday night.
Apart from Ameobi and Gutierrez we seem to be fairly OK on the injury front.
But since our squad is still threadbare and we always seems to have crippling injuries each season, we have to hope Chis has introduced procedures to keep the injuries down, like ice baths as we mentioned yesterday.
It could be that the extent of our injuries this season could determine if we get promoted or not, and that’s one reason we were hoping to get more players in yesterday