Hopefully we will have both Cheick Tiote and Jack Colback fit for the next game at Southampton a week today, and we suppose Jack and Cheick would be our first choice central midfielders in the 4-2-3-1 formation.
Cheick Tiote – should be fit for Saints game?
It was really a sobering and short notice that Newcastle put out on the web-site yesterday about Siem de Jong, and it kind of validated the Shields Gazette report that he could be badly injured and out for some months:
“Siem de Jong sustained an injury to his right thigh in training earlier this week and is to be assessed further at the start of next week.”
“Initial indications are that he is likely to be out for a number of months.”
The estimates are that it could be as long as four months that de Jong is out injured with that thigh injury – and that’s hardly good news for Newcastle and Alan Pardew.
Siem wont be fit for some time, but assuming Cheick and Jack are fit for our next game, maybe this is the best team we can field at St. Mary’s Stadium:
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Haidara
Sissoko Cabella Aarons
Subs: Elliot Taylor (S) Abeid Anita Gouffran Perez Ferreyra
Alan Pardew has to start Rolando Aarons against Southampton – just has to – and it’s probably at the expense of Yohan Gouffran, and we’ll probably have Remy Cabella in the number 10 role.
And we need some goalscorers on the bench too, which is why we have both Perez and Ferreyra in there.
We somehow need to get a decent result at Southampton – a win would be great – a draw would be good.
What would your team be for our next game at Southampton?
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