Newcastle will get one of their top defenders back soon, and the news is that right full-back Danny Simpson is available to play on Thursday night against Bordeaux, after finally recovering from the hamstring strain he picked up at against Atromitos in the Europa League qualifying round in late August.
Danny Simpson - in action is his last game against Atromitos
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was talking about Danny in his press conference today, and he had this to say about the former Manchester United defender:
“Danny’s available, and I think we’ve missed him to be honest.” I think, defensively, we’re at our max – I’ve not got the options I would like.”
But it looks like Fab Coloccini will not be risked on Thursday night, although the Newcastle captain may be able to start against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon at St. James’ Park.
And it appears that Steven Taylor will be out for both the upcoming important matches, and will be given a chance to fully recover from his hamstring strain he picked up last Sunday at Reading, to be able to face Sunderland two weeks on Sunday at the Stadium Of Light.
And goalkeeper Tim Krul is still recovering from the elbow injury he picked up while on international duty with the Netherlands squad last month, and it looks like Tim will be ready to return to action after the International break.
Slowly but surely it seems that some of our top players are beginning to come back, with Yohan Cabaye fit again after his dental problems, that kept him out of the team for Sunday’s game at Reading.
Hopefully things are starting to look up a little for Newcastle.
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