As we suspected Yohan Cabaye will not be risked tonight in the Capital One Cup against Leeds United, but the hope is that he will be available for our next league game at Everton next Monday night.
Yohan Cabaye – slight groin strain
The Newcastle United midfielder has had a number of groin problems since he arrived at Newcastle over two years ago, but manager Pardew expects him to be fit for next week’s game:
“Yohan isn’t going to be involved,” “We think he’ll be fine for Everton, but I do want to protect him a little bit.”
“He’s not had a lot of football, and the two games last week had a little bit of a toll on him. I am protecting him just a little bit.”
Yohan suffered a serious groin strain last season, and in November he underwent a double groin surgery, which was through to be successful, but it could be he still has a weakness in that area.
But it will be very good if Yohan can play at Goodison Park next Monday night, because after the disaster of last Saturday, that’s shaping up to be an important game for the club.
Let us know how you think the game will go tonight, and of course there must be a result and the game will go to extra time and penalties if necessary.
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