It’s going to be such an important game against Reading at St. James’ Park tomorrow, assuming an expected snowfall doesn’t have the match called off, and certainly 3 points will be fantastic for Newcastle, and will help give our lads the confidence they need to start picking up more points to get away from the relegation zone.
Steven Taylor – should be back in the squad tomorrow
For the game tomorrow Newcastle will have three good players back – Yohan Cabaye and Shola Ameobi are expected to start the game, and Steven Taylor should also make the squad, and will probably start the game on the bench.
That’s good news for Newcastle, and certainly our defense needs to tighten up a lot, since it may prove difficult to score goals with Demba Ba gone, unless a certain Papiss Cisse can hit his stride, like he did in the second half of last season.
Alan Pardew was again upbeat as he talked to the local press today:
“We are not too far away now from last season and we have been involved in some tough games.” “Unfortunately through lack of depth and not having three players on the bench that can affect results, we have ended up on the wrong side of some scorelines.”
“We are a lot stronger this week and have some bodies back. The bench is a lot stronger. It makes me more confident.” “If I can keep what I have now and hopefully Ben Arfa and Chieck comes back, plus get a couple of bodies as well, ask me if we’ll get 40 points – the answer is for sure.”
It’s good news that Steven Taylor is back, because he will help the Newcastle defense become tighter unit, and don’t be surprised if Mike Williamson starts playing well, which we’ve noticed happens when his place is under threat.
But that’s all good news for Newcastle, but first things first – and the only thing that really matters right now – is that we can beat Reading tomorrow and make it eight points between the two clubs - that would be a good start.
Howay The Lads!!
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