It turns out that the Hungarian Under-21 international Tamas Kadar is struggling with another groin problem, which is why he missed the 3-0 win at Carlisle United last Saturday afternoon.
Tamas Kadar – out a few weeks with groin strain
Chris talked about Kadar with the Evening Chronicle today:
“Tamas will be out for a few weeks. He’s picked up a groin injury.” “But as far as Steven Taylor is concerned, we’re still assessing him.”
That leaves Newcastle just a little bit short at the back, but with James Perch being brought in, we still have Perch, Fabricio Coloccini and Mike Williamson fit and available
And it may be that young Newcastle U18 youth team captain Jeff Henderson could make an appearance at Carrow Road on Saturday.
And despite the reports in the papers about Harper being injured, caused by a statement by Burnley manager Brian Laws yesterday, it looks like Steve is just fine, as Chris said today:
“There are no problems for Steve Harper. He came through the game at Carlisle OK.”
With Harper and Krul getting run-outs last Saturday we think Fraser Forster will start the game against his loan club of last season, Norwich City, and he’s likely to get a terrific reception from their excellent fans.
It may also be he could get a full 90 minutes form Chris Hughton to weigh him ufully, after being out on loan all last season at Bristol Rovers (4) and then Norwich City (42), making 46 appearances in total.
And with the reports this morning of Newcastle being interested in 33 year-old Real Madrid striker, Raul, Chris said:
“I think that one is nothing more than fantasy football.”
We reported on the supposed interest of Newcastle in Raul, but the club is no longer interested in bringing big name players to Newcastle, who are way past their best, and who demand huge wages at the end of their careers.
That’s just one reason we’d be surprised if Sol Campbell ever shows up at St. James’ Park, despite the constant news in the media that he will be joining the Tyneside club.
But we’ll see – Chris hasn’t denied interest in Campbell – yet.
Written from London, England.