Both Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini were injured in yesterdays’ 3-0 home defeat against Chelsea.
Liam Ridgewell – experienced Premier League player
And with Steven’s Achilles injury likely to be serious, Newcastle will definitely need to go into the market for a center-back in January.
Newcastle tried to sign Biormiongham’s Liam Ridgewell on the last day of the transfer window in August and were said to have bid around £2M, but were unsuccessful.
And since then the local press in Newcastle have said Liam is no longer a Newcastle target.
But with the Magpies now short of experienced center-backs at the club , Mike Williamson is still out with his ankle injury, it seems to us he would be a good acquisition.
Liam is not young at 27 years-old, but he has a lot of Premier League experience with both Aston Villa and Birmingham, and he could do a job for Newcastle this season, if he was brought to Tyneside in early January.
We don’t know what the situation is with him at Birmingham, but maybe even a loan deal through the end of the season would be good.
And then depending on how he performs for Newcastle could decide if Alan Pardew makes him a permanent transfer in the summer.
The 6’2″ center-back, who started his career at West Ham before moving to Aston Villa back in 2001, can also play at left back.
He was capped 8 times at the England U21 level and Liam has played around 230 games in the English Premier League.
Liam played 95 times for Aston Villa with 75 starts and 7 goals, and he has 171 appearances for Birmingham with 168 starts and 11 goals.
What do you think, and if you don’t rate Liam who else could we sign?