Newcastle are trying to get their players fit for the first of three monumental games at Manchester City a week on Saturday.
Cheick Tiote – should be fit for Man City game
And there seems to be some good news today regarding Shola Ameobi and Leon Best, and both look to be fit for that game.
Last Saturday before the Everton game kicked off, Shola said he was hoping to be fit for the next game, so that raised hopes, before Newcastle went on to win their third league game in a row last Saturday.
Other players trying to make the Man City game are top central midfielders Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye.
Newcastle Assistant Manager John Carver talked about Shola and Leon today:
“Shola started working again on Monday and we are hopeful he could be back in two weeks, which would be the Manchester City game.”
“If not that one, I am pretty confident he will be available for Manchester United the week after.” “As for Leon, he came back because his wife is in labor.”
“But I am pretty certain he will join up with Ireland again in time for the second leg, which is good news for him.”
And there’s news on our top two midfielders Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye, with the news more solid on the Ivorian, who is back running again as he recovers from his knee problem.
Cheick’s absence has allowed Danny Guthrie to play the last three games for the club, and apparently secure himself a new deal to stay on Tyneside.
Yohan Cabaye is still in France with the French squad, but the news is that the results of his scan are due today, and we should know how bad the groin injury really is.
“Yohan had his scan so we will know more today.” “Cheick has been working hard with the medical department, doing a bit of running.”
“International breaks can be a hindrance, especially if you have a bit of momentum.” “This one seems to have come at just the right moment for us.”
“It gives everyone the chance to rest up.”
We have to hope that both midfielders are fit and ready to start at Manchester City, but we have Danny Guthrie in excellent form, and if needed the former Liverpool player can come in and get the job done for Newcastle.
That’s something Danny’s proved over the last three games.