Bad news this morning that Yohan Cabaye will join Fabricio Coloccini on the sidelines today, and he will not be in the first team at the Madejski Stadium this afternoon against Reading.
Yohan Cabaye – out of the Reading game
This is what manager Alan Pardew said today:
“We have injury problems tomorrow.” “No Cabaye. No Coloccini. Cabaye has an infection in his mouth after having his wisdom teeth out, that means he can’t play.”
“Colo’s hamstring looks like it could keep him out for the week, which is a blow because we have some important games this week. So that is a worry.”
That’s a weird reason for not playing a game of football, when you pick up an infection after being to the dentist.
That’s definitely a blow to Newcastle, and we suppose Vurnon Anita can play in attacking midfield with Cheick Tiote and James Tavernier can come in at right back, after his excellent display on Wednesday night at Old Trafford.
So this could be the team this afternoon:
Tavernier Taylor (S) Williamson Santon
Ben Arfa Anita Tiote Gutierrez (c)
You don’t expect players who didn’t play in mid-week to not be available for the weekend game, so this is a bit of a shock and certainly some bad luck for Newcastle.
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