Andy Carroll Expected To Be Fit For Blackpool Game

Andy Carroll, the 21-year-old Newcastle striker, who has already scored four goals in three Premier League games so far this season, has dropped out of Stuart Pearce’s squad for the Under-21 games against Portugal and Lithuania this week.

Andy Carroll – recovering from ankle injury

Andy suffered the ankle injury last week in training, and there were some doubts as to whether he would start the game at Wolves on Saturday afternoon.

But Andy started, although he missed one or two chances in the first half, the 6’5″ striker got the all important equalizer in the second half, before being replaced by Shola Ameobi on 80 minutes, when the ankle started to cause him trouble again.

Andy did join up with the England squad so the England team medics could check out his injury, but they sent Carroll back to Newcastle for treatment, and it is hoped now that his ankle problem will clear up,  and he can start the important home game against Blackpool a week come Saturday.

Andy has started the season in outstanding form, and we have to hope that will continue and he will keep scoring those goals for Newcastle.

Although Newcastle failed to sign an experienced striker yesterday, with Robbie Keane preferring to stay in north London with Spurs, Newcastle still have Carroll, Lovenkrands, Ameobi, Nile Ranger and Leon Best to fight it out for the striker positions at Newcastle.

And of course Newcastle captain, Kevin Nolan,  has continued scoring those goals, with a couple so far this season already.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Sep 1, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Good news, NUFC more important than England U21’s

  • Selbymag

    Sep 1, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Fair play but would he have pulled out if he had been selected for the senior side?? Agree totally though the less players on international duty the better.

  • Davies

    Sep 1, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #3

    Why do people, including (most notably) Chris Hughton, keep leaving Xisco of the list of strikers?

    He’s still here and hopefully he’ll get a shot at some point this season, even if it’s off the bench. He looked good on the wing too.

  • ginkoh

    Sep 1, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Hopefully he can full recover within 2 weeks before Blackpool game. because we still have hard long season waiting for us and I have a little trust in Ameobi.

  • geordielad880

    Sep 1, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #5

    I would like to see lovenkrands get a game against blackpool, he has found himself out of favour lately. I am really happy with how the window has gone for us, we have a decent squad, and still have s.taylor, gosling and simpson to come back yet.

  • dublin mag steve

    Sep 1, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #6

    this is the peoblem were gona be left with till january if andy gets injured were in trouble none of the other strikers at the club inspire much confidence when chances arise in a game u must take them thats the difference between mid table and a relegation battle unless we find a striker unatatched to another club we fairly lightweight if u ask me.

  • geordielad880

    Sep 1, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #7

    xisco gets left out because he is terrible, end of story, he has totally lost his confidence, he got played over the top against villa when he came on, brought the ball down, then didnt know what to do, which aint a good sign, he isnt a winger either, he needed to go on loan, to maybe scotland, so he can get some confidence by scoring goals again, he needs a run in a side, and he wont get it at newcastle

  • geordielad880

    Sep 1, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #8

    dublin man steve, we are anything but light, you could say the same about the mackems, they only have 2 fit strikers that are any good, we have lovo, ranger and ameobi if carroll is injured, and we also have ben arfa who can play as a striker, and routledge can also play as a second striker,

  • BuryStEdmundsToon

    Sep 1, 2010 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #9

    xisco’s banned for 3 games

  • geordielad880

    Sep 1, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #10

    We have to utilize the squad as much as possible aswell, by giving the likes of ryan taylor, ranger, guthrie, lovo, kadar etc games, its going to be a long season, and hughton doesnt seem to like changing things, i can see us picking up alot of injuries after christmas, if he doesnt rest players every so often

  • jesus was a geordie

    Sep 1, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Davies, Hughton has been using Xisco as a wide man with the option of playing in a front 3 if need be…

    Bury, I may be wrong, but I don’t think reserve team bookings affect the 1st team.

    Geordielad, I agree we do need to utilize the squad, but to be fair, we’ve only had 3 league games so far and the team has deserved to remain unchanged – look what squad rotation did for Benitez…

    We’re still in 2 cup competitions (for now) and have 33 more league games to go, players will get their chance, but for now, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

  • dublin mag steve

    Sep 1, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #12

    geordilad880 how many goals do you think ranger ameobi and lovo and xisco combined will get ben arfa wont play as a striker and neither will routledge if you think because the makems are light it makes it ok for us then ur wrong theres 18 other teams in the prem league to worry about a proven goalscorer with carroll would have been nice thats all im saying.

  • Matt

    Sep 1, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed, where’s the evidence that he will be fit?

    There’s conflicting reports suggesting he won’t be.


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