Newcastle are starting to get some of our injured players back, and good news today that Ryan Taylor completed his third game on his comeback trail from two serious knee injuries, and he scored a penalty in the 3-1 Newcastle U21 win over Brighton this afternoon at Darsley Park.
Siem de Jong – still two months away
And Siem de Jong has just returned from seeing his surgeon in London, and he has given an update on his condition today on his Facebook page:
“On my way back to Newcastle.” “Just saw the surgeon in London and all looks good.¨
“I can slowly start building up strength again and start walking without crutches.¨
“Still a couple of months to go, but I’m going to work hard and I’m sure I will get back stronger!”
We are missing Siem’s class and ability to score goals in the team, but if the lads can keep picking up points through the end of the year, then hopefully we will be a lot stronger in the second half of the season – we hope we will be a lot stronger in the second half of the season. 😀
Newcastle were missing Mike Williamson, Cheick Tiote, Sammy Ameobi and Manu Riviere because of injury last Saturday, in the 1-0 win at home to Leicester City, but all four could be fit to line up against Spurs on Sunday afternoon.
18 year-old Rolando Aarons should also be back for the home game against Liverpool on November 1st, and Davide Santon is probably about six weeks away from returning.
So things may be starting to look up – just a little bit at Newcastle.
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