Andy Carroll is back on the training field at the club’s Benton training headquarters today.
Andy Carroll – back in training at Benton
And Newcastle manager Hughton will be hoping his England Under-21 star will not suffer from any setbacks before the visit of Blackpool on Saturday afternoon.
Hughton talked to the Evening Chronicle today about Andy:
“We’re hoping that Andy is OK, but he’s certainly back in the frame. He’s trained but now we hope there is no adverse reaction from him.”
Still not available for selection for this game are long term injured players Steven Taylor, Danny Guthrie, Dan Gosling and Leon Best, while Danny Guthrie is out for another couple of weeks.
And new boys Cheick Tiote, Hatem Ben Arfa and Sol Campbell are all available for selection but we fully expect Hughton to field the side he has started in every game this season in the league.
“What’s good for us is that they’re all available.” “That’s the most important thing for me of course.”“They will be competing for places but I’m also conscious of the need of a bit of rhythm.” “They’re choices to make but tough ones.”
And the FA have confirmed that Xisco’s three-match ban will not start until the Everton game next weekend, so he is available for selection against Blackpool on Saturday.
We are very much looking forward to the game against Blackpool on Saturday and a win would be fantastic.