While Jonas Gutierrez will miss tomorrow’s game against West Brom with a thigh strain, both striker Leon Best and midfielder Danny Guthrie are fit again and in the squad.
Danny Guthrie – could start tomorrow?
And it would seem that Alan may use both Guthrie and Best for the game tomorrow, and it could well be that he’ll give young Danny Guthrie a start in central midfield.
This is what Alan said today:
“It’d be nice to field one or two of those, so maybe one or two of the youngsters at Stamford Bridge can wait until next season,”
Pardew will want to play the strongest side he can, and it could be, depending on how the returning players have looked in training this week, that he’ll draft Danny Guthrie in central midfield with Joey Barton.
He’ll probably prefer the more experienced players to the youngsters if only to put out his strongest side in an attempt to end a very satisfying season on a winning note.
This could be the team tomorrow:
Simpson Coloccini Taylor(S) Enrique
Taylor (R) Barton (c) Guthrie Ferguson
Subs: Soderburg Tavernier Ameobi (S) Smith Ranger Best Kuqi
That doesn’t look too bad a starting eleven, and the bench is stronger than last week too, with Alan Smith again on the bench.
After the game the players will show their appreciation for the fantastic support they have once again received from the fans this season, with a lap of honor.
We’ll keep a look out for what Jose Enrique does, to see if indeed it looks like it’s his last game for the club.
The team will also be wearing their new home strip tomorrow, and so they must win – surely! 😀
A win will see Newcastle fans in orbit after the game, after a season where the lads have shown they can compete with the big boys again.