Bad news as we approach Tuesday and the loan season opening for Football League clubs.
Marlon Harewood – striker is not fit
The news is that Newcastle target Marlon Harewood of Aston Villa has been potentially shelved because the striker is not fit.
Newcastle boss Chris Hughton had pinpointed Harewood, 30, to add to Newcastle’s striking options.
But Marlon apparently still has a foot injury sustained in pre-season, and Villa say he should be fit by next Monday – well that’s good timing but we shouldn’t necessarily believe it.
Villa want to send Harewood to Newcastle on a three-month loan spell next Monday, but the Tyneside club also has other striker options in Marlon King of Wigan, and David Healy of Sunderland – or is that Martin Healy? 😀
We’d prefer King.
We should only get somebody in whose fit right now, since we may have to use them at Cardiff next Sunday.
Note: apologies for calling Healy – Martin Healy in the title of a recent article – and my son said I also said Ameobi was born in 1091. 🙁
I’m on these rather strong painkillers and have electricity passing through the tendon since the operation on Friday.
I also have to keep my ankle above my heart for another 7 days – so there’s a little Fog on the Tyne right now , and the Achilles still hurts like hell.