As we mentioned earlier today Alan Pardew has said that Yohan Cabaye will return to the starting line-up against Crystal Palace on Saturday, because of his immense creativity in the middle of the park, and it’s now a question of who drops to the bench.
Vurnon Anita – the team spirit is very good
But it would well be Vurnon Anita, who had another good game in the heart of the Newcastle midfield alongside Cheick Tiote on Saturday against the Saints.
And whenever this lad has played this season, he’s always put in a good performance and he is a very tidy player – as you would expect from his Ajax background.
Vurnon has talked today about our opponents on Saturday, and Palace have improved quickly and are much more organized since former Stoke manager Tony Pulis took over as manager:
“We have won a lot of matches, and the spirit is very good,” “But we must keep it up, work hard and the next game, hopefully we win.”
“I think it will be tougher than this game because they need the points and so do we. It will be a hard game.”
Vurnon had a difficult season last season after he arrived from Ajax for £6.8M eighteen months ago, but he has now adjusted well to the Premier League, and he is one of a number of players pushing for a first team start on Tyneside.
The 5’6″ Dutch International has now played 52 times for the Magpies with one goal, and he is looking to be another very good acquisition for the Tyneside club.
He may stand only 5’6″ tall, but he could become an immense player for Newcastle in the season ahead.
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