Sylvain Marveaux signed for Newcastle United earlier this summer on a free transfer, as Newcastle seemed to get him at the very last moment, and after he had had medical at Liverpool.
Sylvain Marveaux – will make debut against Scunthorpe
The fact that Liverpool wanted to sign him shows he is a very decent player, but he’s been injured since last October, with a knee injury and he’s also had some groin problems since then too.
But now, after some good work from the Newcastle medical staff, it seems that Sylvain is ready to play for the first team, and he’s likely to start tomorrow night at Scunthorpe.
That will be a big chance for the classy winger to show what he has to offer Newcastle, but there’s little doubt this lad has lots of skill, and will possibly be pushing Jonas Gutierrez for that left wing spot on the team this season.
That’s assuming Jonas is still at Newcastle come September of course, and you never know what may happen in this last week of the transfer window, as clubs make their final moves.
The Frenchman seems an excellent professional, and has waited very patiently for his chance at Newcastle, and the 25 year-old talked to the local Newcastle press today:
“It is a long time not to play football for any player. But I played 90 minutes last week.” “Training is good but I need games and get to grips with English football.”
“The most important thing is not to rush. You always want to play but you must be careful. The medical staff have done a great job.”
“I have been here a while now and I have been working hard to be fit and ready. I am ready now. The derby game was great, I wanted to get on but it was OK because the team did a great job.”
“And we won for the fans, it was great for them and the atmosphere from the fans was amazing.” “I’ve never seen anything like that in France – it was great.”
Newcastle have an important game tomorrow night at Scunthorpe in the Carling Cup, and we have to hope the lads can play well, and reach the third round in that competition, because we need to do much better in the Cup competitions this season.
Sylvain talked about the Carling Cup”
“We want to go as far as we can in the competition. We have a large group and everybody wants to play.” “Every game we have to approach and try to win – I am more than happy to be involved in this match.”
“I have not heard of Scunthorpe. But we have looked at some videos and the manager has told us a lot about them.”
“It is more like the FA Cup, the League Cup in France is more for teams in the higher divisions not lower divisions. This will be more like an FA Cup game.”
“In France it is the same as England, a smaller team will beat the bigger team.” “We have to be ready for that – we want to get through.” “We have to respect Scunthorpe.”
“They will be motivated to beat us and we have to be ready for that.” “I have experienced upsets in France, it happens. It happened with Rennes once or twice in cup games.”
There have already been some big shocks in the Carling Cup, with Sunderland going out 1-0 at Brighton, after losing the previous game to their rivals in the north east – Newcastle United!
Sunderland’s Geordie manager Steve Bruce will now be under a little pressure, so early in the season for those two successive defeats.
And QPR lost 2-0 at home to Rochdale, which is why they are now reported making an attempt to sign Joey Barton on a free transfer from Newcastle.
If that news today is true that Joey is in talks with QPR, we think it’s very likely he will sign on for the London club, if they can offer him a good four year deal.
And newly promoted Norwich lost 4-0 at home to Milton Keynes Dons in the Carling Cup yesterday, and Swansea City lost 3-1 at Shrewsbury Town.
We do not want to see Newcastle a casualty at Scunthorpe, and that’s why we think Pardew will field a good side, in a competition that’s the easiest one for Newcastle to win, and get our first trophy in 43 years.
Howay The Lads!!