Loic Remy has missed the last five games and we have managed only goal in that time, but that’s still better than the previous five games Remy missed – when we failed to score in those games, so with Loic Remy out we have scored only once in ten games – it doesn’t say much for our other strikers does it?
Loic Remy scoring against Hull last time out
We were expecting Loic to be back for the Manchester United game, because the manager had said he should be fit last Monday following the Saints disaster, but it’s taking a long time for that calf injury of his to heel, and of course it doesn’t help that he picked up the injury playing a friendly game for France on 5th March.
This is what Alan Pardew had to say about Remy today:
“I think his appearance on the squad list for Stoke, whether it is as a substitute or player, will give us a massive lift.”
“And we are hoping this week he is going to be included, if not we’ll have to save him for the home games.” “The two home games are going to be massive for us now.”
Alan is being guarded just in case he’s not available for Stoke, but if he can train a couple of days this week he should start at Stoke City, because Luuk de Jong and Papiss Cisse up front just don;t provide enough of a threat, although Papiss is slowly coming into some form.
We just have to hope that Loic trains this week, and that he has no bad reaction to the training.
Loic has been absolutely outstanding for Newcastle this season with 13 league goals in his 24 total appearances for the team.