It’s good to have a little bit of good news to report this morning, as our pursuit of Loic Remy may not be going exactly according to plan, and the news is that James Perch has recovered well from his knee injury, and should be in the squad for Norwich and likely will be in the starting line-up for Newcastle at Carrow Road. And Steven Taylor may even play at Norwich City too, and it seems certain he will at least make the squad.
James Perch – should be fit for Norwich City game
James Perch should be okay assuming he can get through today and tomorrow in training, and that he doesn’t have any bad reaction in the knee he injured in the first half at Brighton last Saturday.
The knee swelled up badly in the days after the Brighton debacle, and Alan Pardew had thought that James would not even make the squad for Norwich City – but it seems the swelling has decreased rather quickly, and at the moment all seems to be well.
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
“We could be looking at Reading in terms of Steven Taylor. But the good news is that James Perch could be available for Saturday. It’s not a longer-term injury.”
“We’ll have stronger players back for Norwich. We need better players on the pitch.” “We need the best possible team we can get.”
And it will be interesting to see if Steven Taylor and Yohan Cabaye are in the squad for Norwich, and from what Alan says above it looks like Steven Taylor may even start at Carrow Road – and that would be great.
But even if Taylor and Cabaye don’t play on Saturday, both will almost certainly be ready for the home game against Reading a week on Saturday.
Reading and Newcastle are the only two teams in the Premier League who have not won away from home this season, and we don’t want to be left on our lonesome with that record, following the home game against Reading.
We just have to beat Reading if we want to pull away from the relegation zone quickly.
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