Alan Smith made the bench on Sunday, and striker Leon Best is trying hard to make the bench in the final game on Sunday against West Bromwich Albion.
Leon Best – got the job done for Newcastle this year – well done
Both players have come back this year, from ankle injuries and surgery to fix the problem.
Smith has been out since he was badly injured in the away game at Sunderland in January, and it’s the same ankle he had badly broken, while he was at Manchester United.
It will be interesting to see how well he can play when he returns, as he has already admitted he;s had to change his game since the injury he sustained at the Red Devils.
Newcatsle Assistant manager John Carver, who was seen to celebrate big time with manager Alan Pardew at the final whistle on Sunday, said this today about the returning two:
“They are both desperate to play some part, but we will just have to see how they get on.”
But with the way the youngsters performed on Sunday afternoon at Chelsea, Alan Pardew may want to give them another chance in front of the home supporters.
And certainly this game should not have an end of season air about it, with Newcastle needing all 3 points to finish above West Brom in the Premier League table.
And with the youngsters coming on in the second half, they will be going all out to show the manager and the home fans they have a good future at the club.
And they’ll also ensure it’s no end of season type game.
3 points on Sunday is what we’d like to see, and then we’ll be flying high! 😀