Really good news on the injury front today is that it seems Fab Coloccini, Tim Krul and Steven Taylor have been training well this week, and hopefully all three will be in the starting line-up at Sunderland on Saturday.
A great shot of Steven Taylor in action
Taylor has been out since the Reading game with a calf injury, and Coloccini has had a hamstring problem ever since he went to play for Argentina in August, and when he was called up again in September, he only aggravated the problem.
So the Newcastle captain has played only four times this so far for the Magpies this season.
Goalkeeper Tim Krul has been out with an elbow injury he picked up in training while with the Dutch squad last month, and the 24-year-old seems to have suffered no adverse reactions since he returned to training on Wednesday.
Alan Pardew seemed upbeat on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show as he had this to say:
“I’ve got a stronger hand, because Coloccini has been in training, Steven Taylor has been training and Tim Krul has been training. So that helps my selection process. You do need big players for these games.”
It will make a huge difference to the Newcastle starting line-up if these three players, along with Danny Simpson, can start the game at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, where hopefully the lads can pick up all 3 points.
Howay The Lads!!
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