Alan Pardew gave an injury update this morning to the local Newcastle press.
Cheick Tiote – due back next Sunday
It appears that Cheick Tiote will be back for the game next Sunday afternoon at West Brom, but Ryan Taylor will still be out with his calf injury.
Alan Pardew is hoping that Ryan will be back for our next home game at St. James’ Park against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, April Fool’s Day.
The Ivory Coast international missed the 1-0 win over Norwich City yesterday, due to a muscle strain he picked up at Arsenal, which initially was thought to be cramp.
Newcastle had eight first-team players out with injury yesterday, but several players will be coming back.
This is what Alan Pardew told the local press this morning about Tiote:
“I think he will be OK for the West Brom game and we are going to need him.” “I saw West Brom on Saturday and they are a tough team.”
“I don’t think Ryan will make West Brom, but maybe Liverpool.”
And whatever the reason for Gabby Obertan not being on the bench yesterday, we assume the former Manchester United winger will be fit and available for West Brom next Sunday.
Steven Taylor, Sammy Ameobi and Peter Lovenkrands are probably out for the season with injury, but there may still be some hope that Leon Best and French U21 International Sylvain Marveaux can return before the end of the season.
If you believe Physioroom.com then Taylor, Ameobi and Lovenkrands will not return this season, but Leon is due back in training on 1st April and Sylvain due back on 7th April.