James Tavernier was recalled from MK Dons yesterday, and one of our readers had suggested part of that was because James Perch had picked up a knock, and could even miss the Swansea game.
James Perch – doubt for tomorrow’s game
Alan Pardew verified during his press conference yesterday that James is indeed suffering from a slight knock, but whether that means he will miss the game tomorrow we don’t know.
But Danny Guthrie will not be fit with a calf strain, and Haris Vuckic is also injured with a knee injury, so he will not be coming in for Danny.
Newcastle have a chance to get their fourth win on the trot at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow afternoon, for the first time this season, and some good news is that Coloccini is hoping to return at St. James’ Park against Bolton Wanderers on Monday.
Colo suffered only a grade 1 hamstring problem at West Brom, and it was thought he would only miss the Liverpool and Swansea games.
This is what Alan said about Colo yesterday:
“I spoke to Coloccini this morning and he’s going to give himself a good chance for Bolton, and try and concentrate on being fit for that,”
“He isn’t going to be far away so if he doesn’t play it’s probably going to be me deciding it’s too risky rather than him. Knowing him, he’ll want to play.”
“Haris has taken a bit of a knock in training, which is a bit of a shame, because he’s been looking sharp so that’s a blow.”
Alan said during his press conference the lads were looking forward to the game, because although Swansea will have most of the possession tomorrow, they do give other sides some chances, and Newcastle will be hoping to take them.
39 year-old Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers was Alan’s Youth coach at Crystal Palace, so they know each other well, and are still good friends, and Pardew was complimentary about what Brendan has achieved in South Wales.
It’s a good opportunity for Newcastle to win tomorrow, but we’ll have to be on song, especially in defense, and hope the lads up front take those chances, as they’ve been doing lately.