Things Looking Up On The Injury Front At Newcastle

Shola Ameobi, Danny Guthrie and veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper are all back from injury, and available for tonight’s game at QPR.

Shola Ameobi – local striker is fit again

And that has to be good news for Newcastle fans, because with the small squad we will have yet again this season, we will hope we can keep the number of injuries under control.

Most fans will be wondering whether David Santon will start tonight, but the likelihood is probably that Ryan Taylor will stay in at left back, until Davide gets more time training with his Newcastle team mates.

Pardew  will not name his team until the last moment as usual, but a win tonight would be simply fantastic, and would have Newcastle in 4th position (at least)  in the Premier League table tonight.

The other good news is that  Demba Ba is back to his normal diet after Ramadan ended, and that certainly had an adverse impact on the player’s form, but we still think the Senegal striker will come through big time for Newcastle this season.

Alan Pardew talked to the local Newcastle press corps today:

“Shola is back and that’s a boost.” “I feel for Demba. The pre-season was hampered by Ramadan for him. I think he’ll get sharper as we go along.”

“When he came on against Fulham, I thought he did well in that period and made the second goal.”  “It’s about confidence, you need performances to give you confidence.”

“When he gets his first goal, that’ll give him another bit of confidence.”  “He’ll be up and running.”

“Everybody’s OK, apart from the longer-term ones and Haris, who has a bad hand injury. He’s had an operation on that. Danny Guthrie’s back, Steve Harper’s back and Shola’s back.

“I pencilled in Ben Arfa to have some time in the Notts Forest game, and it’ll be a massive bonus if we can get him back.”

The Nottingham Forest game is a week tomorrow, so it’s great news that Ben Arfa should be ready to participate in that game, and that means that only 19 year-old youngster Haris Vuckic will still be out with that hand injury, but is expected to be back within three weeks.

The improving  injury situation has to be good news for the Newcastle club, and let’s hope the lads can keep up their excellent  results this season, and get something out of the QPR game tonight.

Howay The Lads!!

12 comments so far

  • Thump

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Good – now don’t let Smith see the pitch!

  • niffnoff

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #2

    The Sun reckons it has the starting 11 as
    krul,danny, saylor,colo, raylor, ober, cabaye, tiote, guti. loverman and best

  • leazes upper ( moved to the gallowgate )

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #3

    hopefully benny can stay fit this time. make tiote his minder on the pitch.if sum 1 flattens hba mr t will be after them

  • andre29

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #4


  • nden85

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Christ I’m sick of Newsnow being dominated by Joey Barton stories. He’s gone, we’ve moved on, now STFU

  • niffnoff

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #6

    @leazes upper
    He’ll have a hell of a time getting injured considering he’s not even being predicted to play til next week xD

  • CaptainGeordie

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Sammy Ameobi is meant to be on bench this evening,good stuff.

  • TS -77

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Hope to see Santon play tonight but dont know were. Raylor hasnt done anything to deserv axing from the starting lineup. Maybe Simpson will be the one to warm the bench?

  • AshtreeKid

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #9

    my team for tonight


  • toonarmydownsouth

    Sep 12, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #10

    Really hope we see santon and marv tonight also think now jb has gone cabaye is really gonna be lookin to make a name for himself tonight can see us takin all 3 points HWTL!!!

  • BiffBaffBoff

    Sep 12, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Well that confirms it, Ba was fasting for Ramadan 😛


    Sep 12, 2011 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Our injury probs might be slowly getting better!

    This is until Joey is let loose against us this evening! Hope we get a decent Ref at Loftus Road!


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