Our next game is in 6 days time at Cardiff, who are 3rd in the league currently, and real promotion candidates this season.
Nicky Butt – back next Sunday?
And Newcastle will take 2,000 fans to that important game and it may be that Nicky Butt comes back into the team, and as captain.
Butt last was seen in the 4-3 win over Huddersfield Town, but was taken off ast half-time with an ankle injury having just returned from his broken hand being repaired.
Hughton talked about Butt today:
“Nicky comes back into consideration for Cardiff.” “He’s a big player here.” “He’s been unfortunate because he missed a fair chunk of pre-season.”
“And a fair chunk of the Championship.” “That’s unusual for him as he’d not used to being injured.” “We’ve gone through a period where we have been fortunate but we will go through periods where we are stretched.”
“Nicky though is very much an important part of the plans.” “Nicky is the club captain and he’s been absent.” “Alan Smith has come into the frame and done very well in that position.” “But Nicky is still the club captain here though.”
Translation of Chris’ last couple of sentences above – Nicky will take the captain’s armband when he comes back into the team.
If we can beat an in-form promotion-chasing team, at their ground – then we’ll do ourselves an awful lot of good next Sunday.
Howay The Lads!!