Newcastle have a number for injuries today, and it’s an open question as to who will play at right-back on Wednesday night, against Crystal Palace.
Ryan Donaldson – right-back on Wednesday?
Chris Hughton talked today about the injuries Newcastle have recently sustained:
“We have been fortunate with injuries, but we’re going through a stage now where we’re picking up a few.”
“We’ve got to make sure we do something about it this week.”
“We’re still waiting to see what happens with Williamson, but if it doesn’t happen, we must look elsewhere, we need cover.”
It appears that Shola Ameobi’s shoulder injury may not be as bad as first feared, so that’s some good news.
“I’m sure Shola’s OK – he’s just fallen on his shoulder.”
“But Steven won’t be available for Wednesday.”
“We’ll find out the extent of it over the next couple of days.”
It could be that Ryan Donaldson will have a chance at right-back on Wednesday, and the local lad certainly played solidly there, during the final minutes of the WBA game on Saturday.
The 18 year-old former St Cuthberts High School student has so far made 5 appearances for Newcastle this season, with a single start in the Carling Cup.