Davide Santon has been out for almost a month with a nagging injury, but there’s news today that he’s fit again, and he could even feature against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Davide Santon – back on Saturday
Davide has been struggling with a slight knee injury this year, but it seems that’s now cleared up and he’s back in training this week.
His two first 45 minutes against both Sunderland (lost 3-0) and Tottenham (lost 4-0) at St. James’ Park in February were both poor performances, and he seemed to be overwhelmed by the speed and skill of the wingers.
And in both cases local lad Paul Dummett was brought on at half time and did well, and we’d be surprised if Paul drops to the bench on Saturday, but maybe Davide will come in on the right-hand side for Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa?
Davide has had only a mediocre season, and there’s even a chance Newcastle could sell him this summer, and he could return to Italy.
Gael Bigirimana – in action on Monday night against Whitley Bay
It’s called putting the boot in
And young Gael Bigirimana is fit again, and he could even feature on Saturday, and after doing very well last season with 25 appearances he’s hardly been seen this season and has made only one start in the Capital One Cup.
Gael played in the 1-0 win at Hillheads for the Newcastle U21 side, in the semi-final of the Northumberland Senior Cup against Whitley Bay earlier this week, and came through the game well – so he’s fully fit again.
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