Andy Carroll had to leave the game last night, early in the second half, with an injured ankle.
Andy Carroll – injured his ankle last night
And Hughton feels the 16-goal top scorers is only touch and go for the clash with bottom placed Peterborough on Saturday afternoon.
Chris told the Evening Chronicle today:
“He’s just rocked his ankle. He’s done that in the past, and he has recovered, so I don’t expect it to be too serious.”
“We’ll assess that one this week .” “At this moment, I don’t know about Peterborough.”
But after last night’s great sub appearance, 28 year-old Shola Ameobi will be pushing for a starting place on Saturday, and with all players now available except Steven Taylor, Chris may change the side around to both give players a game, and keep the team fresh.
“Shola came up trumps.” “It’s no surprise – he’s an excellent finisher.”
“It’s disappointing for us and for him that he’s missed out on so much football this season.”
“I’m quite sure, if he had played the games the others have, he would be right up with them in the goalscoring stakes.”
A starting front two on Saturday of Ameobi and Lovenkrands might just be the ticket, with Shola anxious to get back on the goals track, after missing out since January with his hamstring injury.
Shola has 9 goals so far this season and that’s with just 9 starts and 5 sub appearances, and the local lad could get many more before this so successful season ends on May 2nd.
We hope he does.