It was a surprise when Jonas Gutierrez was left out of the team on Saturday.
Jonas Gutierrez – back on Wednesday
It turns our that Chris Hughton left Jonas out as a precaution, since Jonas had a thigh injury, but the Argentine left winger is expected back in Newcastle United’s starting line-up against Coventry City on Wednesday night at St. James’ Park.
But Shola Ameobi, who has always been injury prone, is likely to miss out again because of his hamstring injury.
Newcastle missed the Argentine’s runs on the left wing, and Newcastle were completely outplayed on Saturday afternoon, something you don’t see too often this season.
Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Leaving Jonas out was a precaution as he’s been carrying something a thigh problem, and we could have made it worse.”
“Shola’s got a slight hamstring injury.” “Jonas will be involved on Wednesday night, but I don’t think Shola will.”
Our next two games are getting to be very important.
Both are at home and against middle of the table teams, so we should be able to get 6 points and in fact we have to go all out for the two wins.
If we start dropping points at home, things will not look as bright.
But the lads have done very well to reach this point int he season still at the top, and we cannot fail now.
Look for Newcastle to start Wednesday’s game like the proverbial steam train – anything less will not be good enough.
Howay The Lads!!