Just when it looked like Sol Campbell could be making his Premier League debut for Newcastle on Saturday, he has been ruled out of that game with a thigh injury.
Steve Harper – good news on Steve
There was a good chance that Sol could have made the starting line-up at West Ham on Saturday, but now he also has to be a doubt for the Carling Cup tie at St. James’ Park next Wednesday night, against his former club Arsenal.
Chris Hughton said today:
“Sol is struggling with a thigh injury and is out of West Ham, we are not sure he will be OK for Arsenal either but we are hopeful for Sunderland.”
Hughton also confirmed that Kevin Nolan is fully fit for the West Ham game on Saturday, after Chris gave him a rest for the Wigan game, and we expect Kevin to return to the starting line-up as Chris will again revert to a 4-5-1 formation.
And news that Steve Harper has seen his consultant on his shoulder injury, and everything seems to be coming along very nicley, as Hughton said:
“The timescale is four weeks but Steve is doing well.”
Steve was injured on 18th September at Everton so that’s just over four weeks ago, and he was scheduled to be out 12 weeks, but maybe this means he will be coming back sooner than the club initially expected.
We hope so.