It is looking like Tim Krul, Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse, who all missed the game on Wednesday night in London because of a virus, will be fit enough to play at Stoke City on Monday night.
Daryl Janmaat in action at Palace on Wednesday night
And the reason Daryl Janmaat missed the second half at Palace and was replaced by Massadio Haidara, was that he suffered a muscle strain in the first half, and it looks like he may be doubtful for the game at Stoke.
If Daryl Janmaat cannot make it, we could see Paul Dummett and Massadio Haidara as the two full backs, although Vurnon Anita has experience playing at full back while he was at Ajax.
And midfielder Mehdi Abeid, who had another solid game in Newcastle’s central midfield, is suspended for this game, after being sent off in extra time at Selhurst Park.
Davide Santon (knee) will not return to training until the end of November, so that’s another long two months out for the Newcastle left back, and Siem de Jong (thigh) is probably out until the new year.
Rolando Aarons has a hamstring strain, and the initial diagnosis was that he would be out for about four weeks – so it will still be another two weeks before we see Rolando back in action, so it may be the best we can hope for is the game after the two week International break.
That’s a home game against Leicester City on September 18th.
And finally Ryan Taylor is being nursed back to full fitness, but Newcastle will be taking no chances with the 30 year-old Liverpudlian, after he’s been out injured for over two years with two serious ACL knee injuries.
With any luck we should get an injury update from Alan Pardew today in his press conference for the Stoke game, and we hope there no surprises in store.
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