Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has had some good news on the injury front today.
Danny Simpson – fit again
All three players who were slight doubts , Shola Ameobi, Danny Simpson and Jonas Gutierrez trained with the squad today, and are fit for the vital league game against Cardiff City tomorrow night.
If Simpson plays, and we expect the lad to start at right back, it will be his first appearance since signing his three and a half year contract in January,
Ameobi has been missing since injuring his shoulder at West Brom almost two weeks ago, and Argentine Gutierrez was not risked at Leicester City after suffering a slight muscle strain.
The Newcastle manager Chris Hughton told Newcastle United TV today:
“We still have a couple of knocks and bruises here and there, but the good news is that Danny, Shola and Jonas are all fit,”
“It’s been a busy period and it will continue to be like that between now and the end of the season.”
“So I’m delighted to have the three lads back and it gives me more options with regards my starting eleven.”
Let’s hope Chris picks an attacking side for tomorrow night.
Our initiasl thoughts are that he could do worse than field the following side:
Simpson Williamson Coloccini van Aanholt
Routledge Smith Guthrie Gutierrez
That seems a very decent team – and the fans will get their first look of Leon Best.
In fact five of the six players we signed in January will start if that team is selected, with only Fitz Hall missing out.
But we wonder when Hall will get a game unless one of the central defenders is injured?
Let’s know what team you would like to start tomorrow night.
Comments are always welcome.