The injury to Cheick Tiote in the warm up for our game against Leicester City on Saturday was a blow, and it’s strange that it was a head injury he sustained in the warm up, but couldn’t play the game although the news pout out was that it was a minor injury. Maybe it was a slight concussion?
Mike Williamson – expected to return at Spurs
There has been little news about the injury from Newcastle on the Ivorian, but we are hoping Cheick can return for our tough game at Tottenham on Sunday afternoon, but Newcastle were still able to pick up all 3 points without Cheick, one of our best players, with Vurnon Anita deputizing.
And we also had slight injuries to Mike Williamson, Sammy Ameobi and Manu Riviere which kept them out of the match day 18 on Saturday, and we mentioned when the team was announced we had a lot of youngsters on the bench.
Manager Pardew has said the three could all return for Sunday’s trip to Spurs:
“Losing Sammy Ameobi, Willo and Manu were blows to us, but hopefully all of those will train this week.”
We could have done with Manu up front with Papiss Cisse on Saturday, and when young Ayoze Perez came on in the second half he was very impressive, and the 21 year-old looks to be an excellent buy from Tenerife.
Paul Dummett limped out of the game on Saturday, although his replacement Massadio Haidara has always looked a decent player when in Newcastle’s first team, and he could play at White Hart Lane on Sunday if Paul is not fit.
Steven Taylor had a good game on Saturday when he came in for big Mike Williamson, and he battled well for Newcastle at the back, as we held out for all 3 points.
We should be seeing Ryan Taylor back soon too, and he will play his third game in his comeback this afternoon, for the Newcastle U21 side against Brighton at Benton.
And 18 year-old whiz kid Rolando Aarons is expected back from his hamstring injury for the home game against Liverpool a week on Saturday – so we are getting some good players returning.
It looks like Mike Williamson, Sammy Ameobi, Manu Riviere and hopefully Cheick Tiote will all return for next Saturday with possibly both Rolando and Ryan ready for the Liverpool game.
That would leave only Davide Santon and Siem de Jong still out injured.
And why are so many of our players getting crocked in training these days?
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