Demba Ba’s chances of making the Liverpool game on Sunday are rated at only 50-50 at best by Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, so maybe we’ll see Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse up front for Newcastle at Anfield.
Demba Ba slamming home his goal on Sunday in great style
Demba has some sort of leg injury, although when we watched him limp off after 72 minutes on Sunday it looked like a foot injury, but it’s now being reported as a thigh injury.
Of course Liverpool have been reported to be coming in with a bid for Ba in the January transfer window, although they do have other striker targets lined up, in addition to the Newcastle striker, who has 7 league goals this season.
This is what Pardew told the local press today:
“I think he’s 50-50 – at best.” “We’ve got Papiss back on the goal trail and Shola and Sammy so we’re happy with that.” “It is very important to have that.” “Papiss is fit and well and we are looking forward to seeing him this weekend.”
But Demba Ba is the man in form, and if he doesn’t play on Sunday, that will be a major disappointment for Newcastle fans and our chances of winning.
Alan Pardew revealed earlier in the season that Ba’s release clause kicks in again during the January transfer window, and Newcastle are trying to sign the Senegal striker to a new deal on Tyneside, and without that daft release clause in it.
The news on that today is that the talks with Newcastle and his representatives are ongoing, so that’s good, and maybe there’s still some hope we can tie the man down to a long-term stay at Newcastle.
What do you think?
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