Both Newcastle and Southampton have some injuries for the game at St. Mary’s tomorrow afternoon, and a new injury casualty for Newcastle is Dutch goalkeeper Tim Krul, who hurt his knee on Tuesday night when he collided with Mike Williamson, when Romelu Lukaka scored Everton’s second goal early in the second half.
Tim Krul – missing at least two games
Tim has some bruising on the bone, and will be out two or three games.
Both Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy will also miss the game, but Loic is to return to training tomorrow, and will be ready for the home game a week tomorrow against Manchester United, where we have the chance of doing the double over the Red Devils for the first time in many decades.
Sammy Ameobi is still out, but Davide Santon has recovered from his sore knee and recent bout of tonsillitis, and is in the squad for tomorrow’s game.
And some of Southampton top players are doubts for tomorrow’s game, and they include striker Jay Rodriguez (knee), Morgan Schneiderlin (hip muscle), Victor Wanyama (leg) and Steven Davis (groin), so it will be interesting to see which of those players miss out tomorrow.
Definitely out are full-back Nathaniel Clyne (groin), former Ipswich and Sunderland goalkeeper Kelvin Davis (hip) and Japanese center-back Maya Yoshida (knee).
If Southampton are missing some of their top players that could even things up a bit, but in order to get all 3 points we still need somebody to score for us – and who that may be we have no idea.
Here are the two squads announced for tomorrow’s game:
Southampton provisional squad: Boruc, Gazzaniga, Cropper, Chambers, Shaw, Targett, Lovren, Fonte, Hooiveld, Reed, Ward-Prowse, Cork, Schneiderlin, S Davis, Wanyama, Rodriguez, Ramirez, Do Prado, Lallana, Gallagher, Lambert.
Newcastle provisional squad: Elliot, Alnwick, Santon, Dummett, Haidara, Coloccini, Williamson, Yanga-Mbiwa, S. Taylor, Tiote, Anita, Marveaux, Sissoko, Ben Arfa, Gouffran, Gosling, Cisse, De Jong, Shola Ameobi, Armstrong.
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