Jose Enrique, Peter Lovenkrands and Nicky Butt are all available for Saturday’s home game against Barnsley on Saturday.
Jose Enrique – could start on Saturday
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton was asked this morning if Jose Enrique is ready to start on Saturday:
“Yes, Jose is ready to start.”
“He’s trained for a week and a half and has had no problems.”
“Plus, having Nicky and Peter back is a massive plus for everybody here.”
We heard yesterday that Chris was thinking he may give a run-out to 19 year-old Tamas Kadar, who played for the Hungary U21 last night, when they were defeated 2-1 in Italy.
Chris seems to be keeping the cards close to his chest, but maybe both can play at left back tomorrow at some stage during the game, and then it’s just a choice as who to starts the game.
Whatever happens Enrique will make his long awaited comeback in the Newcastle side on Saturday, that seems certain.
That’s good news for Newcastle fans, since Jose’s understanding with Argentine left winger Jonas Gutierrez has been outstanding this season, and it will be good to see Jose’s dashes down the left wing.