Hughton is understandingly looking at changing the side for the vital game against Cardiff City tomorrow night.
Chris Hughton – expected to shuffle side
With WBA winning 3-2 at Blackpool last night, Newcastle are just 3 points ahead of now second placed West Brom, with a game in hand.
Leon Best is ready to make his debut and a fit-again Shola Ameobi could both start the game tomorrow night.
Chris Hughton said today:
“It has been an emotional time for Peter and we decided to rest him. He will be back in contention for the Cardiff City game (on Friday),”
“I believe that with Leon now in the squad we have options for every game up front.”
“Leon has that pace and power and we have Shola (Ameobi), Andy Carroll, Peter and Nile Ranger, who all offer something different.”
We need some new players in from Saturday night, when Newcastle hugely disappointed their fans, by being unable to beat a 10-man Leicester side.
It’s turning out that tomorrow’s game could be a watershed game for us, we really need a win tomorrow night to keep us at the head of the queue for promotion.
Now is not the time for the side to start trailing off.
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