Chris Hughton expects Spaniard Jose Enrique to be back at left back on Saturday, after missing our last game with Bristol City at home.
Jose Enrique – looks fit again
Jose suffered a slight hamstring injury a couple of weeks back, and although he could have probably played against Bristol City in an emergency, it was a good call by Chris Hughton to rest him for that game, and Danny Simpson came in and did a more than decent job, out of position, at left back.
The 23-year-old, a £6.3M capture (that’s a lot of money) by Big Sam from Villarreal in the summer of 2007, had played in every game this season in the league, until missing out in our last home game.
But the left-back, nicknames the “bull” made a return to training last week and is now ready to be included in the squad for the tough game on Saturday at Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
Newcastle’s (interim) manager Chris Hughton explained to Newcastle United TV:
“Jose is fine and is now back in training,” “There are no problems and he’s available for selection at the weekend.”
And Hughton admits that he’s been more than pleased with Jose’s recent form, and as we said he seems to be getting better all the time on Tyneside.
The Spanish U21 International has caught the attention of Sunderland’s Geordie boss Steve Bruce, but any chances of him moving to Sunderland in January, seem remote at best.
“He’s had a great start to the season,” “He’s looking strong and quick and has the made the left-back spot his own.”
“Hopefully he’ll come back and pick up where he left off.”
It’s goof to have Jose back, and hye’s been one of the players that showed great spirit this season, but there again he was one of the few who gave 100% all last season too, which is one reason he’s becoming a big favorite on Tyneside.