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Newcastle Players Returning From Injury On Saturday

9:27 am, Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

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.

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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.

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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.

Comments welcome.

Note: Lewis Williams is in his final year at the University of West London (UWL) studying for a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management, and he is busy on his dissertation on Site Waste Management Plans and he has a survey he needs filled out.

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Tags: Davide Santon · Gael Bigirimana · Injuries · Newcastle News · Newcastle U21 · Premier League



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dufuss // Mar 19, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    pig in a poke

  • 2 Black and White with an army lol // Mar 19, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    has Palace not signed Pardew yet?

  • 3 dufuss // Mar 19, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    he would not go he send them down im calling timber

  • 4 alf // Mar 19, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    We aren’t that lucky!

  • 5 viv // Mar 19, 2014 at 11:05 AM

    It’s goals we need not defenders.

  • 6 bob // Mar 19, 2014 at 11:08 AM

    Well Santon can add to the mayhem.

  • 7 bob // Mar 19, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    We can always rely on old Shola Cisse De Jong and ameobi the younger to fire blanks.

  • 8 mindshaft // Mar 19, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Santon needs to replace Dummett asap – if only to stop those terrible set pieces – his free kicks and corners were diabolical against Fulham

  • 9 ted // Mar 19, 2014 at 11:37 AM

    Bring Saylor back as well.

  • 10 Sav // Mar 19, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Haven’t seen him for a long time but far more excited about Bigi coming back than Santon. This lad when fit again could add a spark missing from midfield since…(sorry, Ed, we know you’re trying to get over it)….a certain player was flogged to be a bit-part player at a well-known wealthy Parisian club.

  • 11 Mister Tuff // Mar 19, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    Has something happened to this site this morning -would not update to latest posts -via my bookmarked site -but was updating from the link from News Now articles.

    Anyway -I see Percy has had his ban reduced to a three match stadium ban. It would appear that this may be because the FA did nothing about Joe Hart. It is bad management that a punishment is reduced because of failure to act in almost similar case. Really shows up the FA for being clearly out of touch.
    I think Percy must have complained/appealed on the basis of the lack of action in respect of Hart. I think Percys original punishment was about right -we all saw that there was much more aggression in the Hart incident -but yet no action.
    FA are totally inept.

  • 12 dufuss // Mar 19, 2014 at 11:50 AM

    FA stands for what they really are

  • 13 eric // Mar 19, 2014 at 12:21 PM

    Mind old Pardew doesn’t do himself any favours acting like a Millwall supporter the wazack.




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