It seems that we may be getting down to a few fit strikers for Saturday’s game at Watford.
Nile Ranger – keep give the lad some run-outs
With Shola Ameobi still out injured with his hamstring problems, and Peter Lovenkrands very doubtful, the striking duties will need to be shared between Carroll, Best and young Nile Ranger on Saturday.
Although Kevin Nolan may be played as a withdrawn striker at Watford in a 4-5-1 away formation.
Andy Carroll has had a lot of playing time recently and Hughton admitted he thought about taking Carroll off against Preston, since Andy seemed to be tired late on in that game.
“Andy was a bit leggy towards the end and we considered taking him off.”
“We have strikers here who are applying pressure on each other.”
“Andy has done well, but we will see where we are later in the week regarding injuries.”
We’d like to see Nile Ranger get a run out in the second half at Watford.
The lad is a budding star and needs to get some playing time during the next 14 games, and what better time than when two of the strike force are out injured?