Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is hoping that Stephen Ireland will make his debut on Saturday in the important game at home to Wolves.
Stephen Ireland – ready to make his debut on Saturday
And as far as we can tell Stephen hasn’t been injured in training this week, so that has to be good news.
With being out for so long with injury, players like Stephen are always prone to have annoying injuries that keep their time away from the game even longer.
But the bad news today is that Leon Best looks very doubtful for the game because of his ankle injury, which we thought had cleared up, but apparently not.
And Pardew will give Jose Enrique’s hamstring a chance to clear up before the game on Saturday, but we’d like to see Jose given a rest, so he can get his hamstring cleared up once and for all – otherwise the injury will drag on and on.
Ireland came to Newcatsle with a knee injury in late January, but then the day before he was due to make his debut against Everton on March 5th, he picked up a thigh injury in training.
Alan Pardew talked about Leon, Jose and Stephen today:
“They’ve all got a chance but we’ll see.”
Peter Lovenkrands, Shola Ameobi, Nike ranger and Shefki Kuqi are the strikers Newcastle have available, if Leon doesn’t make it, but he’s still going to be a big miss again.
Newcastle missed Leon at Stoke two weeks ago and it’s really bad luck that it seems he will not be fit for Saturday, in what is shaping up to be a must win game.
We’re starting to wonder who will be able to score the goals to give Newcastle all 3 points on Saturday.