News today that Alan Pardew has been given the go ahead to scour the free agent market, to bring in a new striker, after Shola Ameobi was injured last night.
Jeremie Aliadiere – this former Arsenal striker is available
Pardew also lost Xisco on loan to Deportivo la Coruna, and that was just terrible timing, and Ryan Donaldson is out on loan at Hartlepool and Amble-born striker Phil Airey is out injured with a hamstring injury.
Ryan started his career as a striker and played there for the England U17 side a few years back.
It seems former Arsenal and Middlesbrough striker Jeremie Aliadiere may be the bets bet, and if Newcastle are to make a move expect it to be done very quickly so he can play on Saturday.
But we have never rated Aliadiere too highly – but beggars can’t be choosers, as the saying goes.
Pardew told the Evening Chronicle today:
“It is a possibility. We have to explore every avenue. The situation is we are short on bodies.”
“We will have Ryan Taylor back soon and I am looking forward to having Cheick back in the team on Saturday.”
“That will be a big boost for everybody.”
OK – so who are the free agent strikers who could do a job for Newcastle through the end of the season?
Be quick because Alan will be checking this site in an hour or two for some of the players. 😀
If you have a subscription to NUFCTV – have look at Jose’s interview last night after the game – he comes across just great – and said he wasn’t worried about Andy leaving because it was good for Andy and it’s good for Newcastle, because we got big money for him. He didn’t seem bothered at all that Carroll had left.
This Spanish lad comes across so great – and he even admitted he should have done better on Duff’s goal.
Jose also said the pitch was …………………. and after hesitating a little said what’s opposite to dry – and the interviewer said – wet? 😀