We will be without both Fabricio Coloccini and Mathieu Debuchy for the next few games, and Alan Pardew has reveled today that Newcastle have more injury woes with Yohan Cabaye out of the game, and Tim Krul doubtful for the FA Cup tie against Cardiff City tomorrow.
Yohan Cabaye – has picked up a knock and is out of tomorrow’s game
This is what the Newcastle manager said today:
“Cabaye picked up an injury on Wednesday at West Brom and I would have liked to sub him but I didn’t have any left.” “I am a little concerned about my goalkeeper who is doubtful.”
Maybe we just didn’t rotate the squad enough during those 4 games in 11 days and this will be the 5th game in 15 days tomorrow, and when players play too much, they tend to get injured as we found out last season, when we were decimated bu the Europa League games.
But it’s right to ensure Cabaye – a key player for Newcastle – fully recovers before he plays and after Saturday we only have three more league games in January, and the fourth round of the FA Cup if we can get past Cardiff tomorrow.
And the manager now has an opportunity to give some of the fringe players a game tomorrow, and they have had precious few chances so far this season, with Newcastle sustaining very few injuries so far this season.
We need a win tomorrow to get us back on track and it would be an absolute disaster if we were to lose, and wouldn’t be too much better if we can only draw the game against a side who are currently 4th bottom of the Premier League and have had only one win in their last 10 games.
We have to win this one.
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