Newcastle have so far been lucky wit injuries and Alan Pardew has been able to field the Newcastle defense in the first 13 games in the Premier League.
Mike Williamson – back in two weeks
And with Mike Williamson being out with an ankle injury since the Carling Cup game at Scunthorpe in August Newcastle have been particularly short at center-back, and we expect the club to bring in another center-back in January.
But the very good news today is that Mike hopes to be back playing again in a couple of weeks, and so he should be fit enough for the Christmas program of games coming up.
Mike talked to the local press today:
“I will be looking to play in a few reserve games first to get myself back up to speed.” “I will keep on just working hard to earn my place.”
Newcastle were almost without Fab Collocini on Saturday but the Argentine, who had a back spasm on Friday afternoon, was able to play and put in another great performance for the Magpies at Old Trafford.
Newcastle need to strengthen their central defense options as James Perch was ready to come in for Coloccinim, and it would have been some test for the former Nottingham Forest player last Saturday.
Tamas Kadar had been drafted in as further cover on Saturday, but it’s clear that Newcastle are short for cover in central defense.
Mike coming back is great, and both Perch and Kadar could find it difficult to get the job done for Newcastle at the moment.
Here is the Christmas program coming up:
Wed 21 19:45 H WBA
Mon 26 15:00 A Bolton
Fri 30 19:45 A Liverpool
Wed 04 20:00 H Man Utd
The last two games will be very tough, but Newcastle have every chance of wining the games at home to WBA and away at Bolton Wanderers.
Newcastle were linked with Birmingham defender Liam Ridgewell in the summer, but the Sunday Sun has said that he is no longer a target at Newcastle, and so we’re not sure who the center-back is who will be coming in next month.
We are hopping it’s Erik Pieters of PSV, but who do you think it could be?