Fit again Tim Krul and Davide Santon are in the squad that jetted off to Lisbon today – but a little surprisingly, Cheick Tiote and Massadio Haidara did not make the squad.
Cheick Tiote – didn’t make the trip
Youngsters Adam Campbell and Gael Bigirimana made the squad and they are two of Newcastle’s most promising teenagers.
We have to think that Alan Pardew is keeping both Tiote and Haidara behind, and they hopefully can start the important league game against Fulham on Sunday afternoon.
The game on Thursday night in Lisbon has a 8:05 pm kick-off Newcastle time – and we have to hope the lads will play a lot better than they did on Saturday – it would be difficult to play worse than in that first half.
And here’s the full Newcastle United squad on the plane, in alphabetical order:
Shola Ameobi, Vurnon Anita, Gael Bigirimana, Yohan Cabaye, Adam Campbell, Papiss Cisse, Rob Elliot, Dan Gosling, Jonas Gutierrez, Tim Krul, Sylvain Marveaux, Gabriel Obertan, James Perch, Davide Santon, Danny Simpson, Moussa Sissoko, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa.
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