Danny Simpson is expected to be fit for the Sheffield United game after a recurrence of an ankle injury kept him out of the game on Saturday.
Danny Simpson - recurrence of ankle injury last week
Chris Hughton talked about Danny Simpson today to the Evening Chronicle:
“Danny has been missing with an ankle injury which recurred from when we played Plymouth earlier in the season at St James’ Park.”
“That’s what kept him out, and he’ll definitely be fit for the next game.” “To have Danny back is a boost for us undoubtedly and increases our options.”
“We know that he can play in more than one position across the back four.” “Hopefully there will be more than one player returning to give us those options.”
It’s a good question as to who will be playing in the center of Newcastle’s defense on Monday night, but it would appear that Tamas Kadar may well be given another game, but we have to hope that the experienced Fabricio Coloccini is available by then too.
As we mentioned yesterday manager Chris Hughton has been delighted by the application of Hungarian youngster Tamas Kadar, who held his own on Saturday, and had a decent second half.
Hughton talked about young Kadar:
“Tamas is a young player who is learning his trade.” “It is a fantastic education for him to be involved with the first team.”
“And like any young player, he is learning game by game.”
Chris is right, and the more games the youngster gets under his belt will bring out the fact that he’s a safety-first type of center-back, who looks a good bet to be a future first-teamer at Newcastle.
Tamas can contribute massively to Newcastle while Coloccini, Steven Taylor and Khizanishvili are out of the team, for one reason or another.