Some really good news from the Newcastle camp today – as the foot injury sustained by Sylvain Marveaux last Monday was not as bad as first feared – and in fact he is fit and available for selection against Chelsea tomorrow.
Sylvain Marveaux – fit again for Chelsea game
That’s really good news because Sylvain has really come into his own these last couple of months – and he will be able to start on the right wing tomorrow – forming a front three with new boy Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse in the center.
The former Rennes winger and French U21 International was in training again yesterday and, after surprisingly missing out against Villa, he is available again for selection.
This is what Alan Pardew said today:
“Marveaux was unfortunate to get injured just before the game because he would have started the game.” “However, the team did so well it means I have a decision to make.” “The team will be pretty much as it was.” “We have to build on Villa now, that one is done.”
We suppose Marveaux could now come in for James Perch in the starting eleven tomorrow, in the important games against Chelsea – but as Alan says he does have some selection decisions to make for tomorrow’s game – although he could simply start the same side that did so well on Tuesday night.
Then he will have plenty of skill and strength on the bench for second half substitutions.
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