Kadar And Hall Could Both Start Scunthorpe Game


Newcastle have a mini problem with Williamson and Coloccini both being out  injured.

Coloccini – got a dead leg yesterday

And with Steven Taylor still out for another four weeks, it could well be that our two central defenders for Wednesday’s home game against Scunthorpe United will be Fitz Hall, on loan from QPR, and 20 year-old Hungarian Tamas Kadar.

We had hoped that Coloccini’s dead leg would be OK by Wednesday, but with a game next Saturday at Bristol City, Hughton may not want to risk the Argentine on Wednesday night.

And to think we had thought Fitz Hall’s loan deal was a bit of a luxury, but the 29 year-old Londoner will now have ample opportunity to prove his worth to the club.

On Newcastle’s new defensive problems, Hughton said today:

“Mike Williamson has a broken bone in his hand and will be out for three to four weeks.”

“It was an unusual accident. He was doing some fitness work at home, slipped and caught what is the hand’s equivalent of the metatarsal bone on the foot.”

“Fabricio had a dead leg. They get more painful as times goes on. He’s a tough lad, so for him to have to come off when he did shows how much pain he must have been in.”

“With dead legs, you just have to wait and see, so we’ll have to assess him for Wednesday.”

Newcastle had their lead at the top cut to 4 points as WBA beat Blackpool 3-2 at home, but Nottingham Forest lost 3-2 at Preston,  so Newcastle go 9 points clear of 3rd placed Forest, with a game in hand.

There is also a full schedule of Championship games in mid-week.

All of the games are on Tuesday night, except Newcastle’s home game against Scunthorpe on Wednesday.

Nottingham Forest are at Barnsley, and WBA have a tough outing at Swansea City.

While this upcoming game against Scunthorpe looks an easy one – we can take absolutely nothing for granted, and must ensure we get all 3 points on Wednesday night.

Comments welcome.


1 comment so far

  • Toonkistan

    Mar 14, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #1

    i hope our key players in defence getting injured in business end of the season is no sign and although Kadar looked very impressive in central defense yesterday, i still am not very much convinced with Hall…the good thing is the game is at home and hopefully we’d have routledge and enrique back…..i cant wait for barton to be back on pitch 🙂

    also if we get promoted i really think we need a PL proven right back who is strong defensively…I hope to sign Young from villa and thats luke not ashley 😛 😛

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