We could see some of our injured players back for the tough game against Spurs on Wednesday night at home, and this is the first home game since we lost 3-0 again to Sunderland – so we have to hope it’s better than the same game last season when we didn’t bother turning up against a Liverpool side that were missing Louis Suarez through suspension, but we were still hammered and outclassed 6-0.
Papiss Cisse and Yoan Gouffran – Yoan back – maybe Papiss too
There’s a good chance that Yoan Gouffran will be making his return against Spurs, and a chance that Papiss Cisse is fit again, after he has had some trouble with his back.
But we thought that Cheick Tiote would have a chance on Wednesday night with his hamstring problem, but he will not play against Spurs, and Colo should be ready for the Villa game on Sunday, 23rd February, after hopefully recovering from his knee injury.
Mathieu Debuchy will miss the game with his calf injury,but should be back for the Aston Villa game .
This is what Alan Pardew told the local press today:
“Cheick’s got a great chance of Villa on February 23” “Colo will be in and around it. Papiss will be fine by then.”
“But Papiss will be the bonus if we can get him right for Wednesday.” “Debuchy’s injury just adds to our issues.” “I think we all know Wednesday’s a tough game for us.”
“We’re going to have four or five big players out, but they’re all on the verge of comebacks.”
Loic Remy will still be unavailable and will be serving the last game of his three match suspension, for being sent off at Norwich City, and he’s been a huge loss to the side.
So maybe it’s just Yoan back on Wednesday, but then in 11 days after that we should be injury free – fingers crossed – and Newcastle will have to get back to our winning ways against Villa.
And maybe even Tottenham on Wednesday night?
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