Do you remember back in December 10th, 2011 when we had most of our center backs out injured, and Danny Simpson and James Perch played in central defense at newly promoted Norwich, and they put in high crosses all the time and we lost that game 4-2?
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa – played well last night
We seem to be short of center-backs again, after last night’s exit from the Capital One Cup, and both Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, who played a solid game, and Paul Dummett picked up knocks, and we already have both Steven Taylor and Fab Coloccini out injured and said to be very doubtful for Saturday.
Centre back Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa picked up a knock last night, and Paul Dummett has a hamstring injury, and both are unlikely to play on Saturday against Chelsea, according to reports.
The players will be assessed today by Newcastle’s medical staff, and maybe we’ll find out what the injury situation is tomorrow, when Alan Pardew is due to give his press conference for the Chelsea game.
At least Mike Williamson is fit, but if Colo, Steven Taylor, Yanga-Mbiwa and Paul Dummett are not fit, then who will come in at center-back?
Newcastle are again leaking too many goals this season, and we’ve always thought we need another top class center-back in the squad , if only because Colo and Steven Taylor seem to pick up so many injuries during a season.
What do you think?