Andy Carroll A Slight Doubt For White Hart Lane

With Newcastle’s next game coming win the next 48 hours after yesterday’s disappointing defeat against man City, it doesn’t give the players much time to recover from slight knocks.

Andy Carroll – has ankle knock

And it seems like Andy Carroll picked up a knock yesterday, but should be OK for tomorrow night’s game at White Hart Lane.

Andy scored his 11th Premier league goal of the season yesterday with another header from a Joey Barton corner.

Andy finished the game with a knock on his ankle so we have to hope that he can recover in time before tomorrow’ game, although manager Alan Pardew seems to think the biog striker will be OK.

But he appeared to finish the game nursing an ankle knock after falling awkwardly following an aerial challenge against Manchester City.

Alan told the Evening Chronicle today:

“He’s fine.” “I’m sure he’ll be OK.” “He’s a bit of a warrior, but we’ve got to be careful because he’s a key player.”

Nile Ranger may get a start tomorrow at White hart Lane, and it was good to see winger Wayne Routledge getting back to some form, as he looked quite lively in yesterday’s game.

And it seems that Wayne may get another chance tomorrow night as Alan Pardew continued:

“I said to him, you get a chance because our shape needs to make sure the center of the pitch needs to be protected against this sort of opposition.”

“But you need to be more offensive and get crosses in and be proactive.” “I thought he was, and unlucky to get subbed.”

Wayne needs to concentrate on getting those crosses in for big Andy and he did quite well in doing that yesterday.

We have yet to see the best of Wayne this season, so we hope the 25 year-old can take the opportunity he’s likely to get at Tottenham, one of his many former clubs, where he was from 2005-2008, but made just 5 appearances.

So far Wayne has 33 appearances for Newcastle United with 3 goals.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Dec 27, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Wayne was in good performance, however we lost in the first five mins. if not our wing side would be in good balance!!!!

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 27, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Hope Andy’s ok for tomorrow. Ed said in an article before that he thought Guthrie would start instead of Nolan. I’d keep Routledge on and start Ranger before Guthrie.

  • Sinner

    Dec 27, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #3

    Im starting to think that Gosling,Williamson,Ranger,Rout and Guthrie might get a start tomorrow.

  • GeordieGerman

    Dec 27, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Sinner, Is Gosling ready?

  • Toonarmy1993

    Dec 27, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #5

    not expecting much from jose tomorrow, just put this on his twitter – Josenufc3 “Good morning for everyone. I cant believe we play tomorrow… Im so so so tired today”

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 27, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #6

    We have a real chance tomorrow, last night’s game really took a lot of spurs.

  • Indian Magpie

    Dec 27, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Ranger in for Nolan, who’s suspended

  • USGeordie

    Dec 27, 2010 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #8

    I have alwasy liked Routledge. He’s quick, not afraid to go at people and take them on. Has good creativity as well. I feel he is what we have needed to match Guti on the other side when Guti is in form at least. As others have said, Routledge just needs to work on his crosses a bit and I think he’d be perfect for what we need right now. On another note, I think Pardew has been pushing Guti. He attempted more shots yesterday than I have seen him try all last season. Pardew must be asking for goals from him. I liked it.


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