Marlon Harewood, on loan form Aston Villa has now gone two games without scoring and looked very labored on Saturday at Nottingham Forest.
Marlon Harewood – not in form right now
But Chris Hughton, to be installed as permanent manger later this week, will stick with the big strong forward and resist calls to drop him at Scunthorpe United tonight.
Chris talked about Marlon this morning:
“I will persevere with him.” “He is a player who has been brought in – he missed a fair chunk of pre-season, which we are aware of, and I am quite sure Marlon will get stronger and better with every game,”
Meanwhile, we saw that Coloccini was in training at Benton yesterday, and Hughton is hopeful of having the Argentine defender available for the Doncaster game at home on Saturday – but local center-back Steven Taylor will not be fit again for two weeks.
“There is no chance of Taylor or Coloccini being fit for the Scunthorpe game.”
“We are very hopeful over Colo for Saturday – he trained today and, provided he does not break down, we expect him to be involved against Doncaster.”
“For Steven Taylor, we are very optimistic for Sheffield United. (Monday night – 2nd November)”
So the Steven Taylor injury is in fact more serious than first thought, but if he just misses the next couple of games that will not be too bad.
That’s as long as the lads can get back on the winning track before we play Sheffield United a week come next Monday.