Newcastle have both Fabricio Coloccini and Steven Taylor out injured – but how serious those injuries are at the moment is unknown, but they may be worse than we think, because Remie Streete has just been recalled from his loan spell at Port Vale.
Remie Streete – recalled from Port Vale
The South Shields defender turned 20 earlier this month, and was due to stay at Port Vale until early January before being recalled today.
With Mike Williamson fit again, and Paul Dummett showing he is more than capable of playing well at center-back – we have to think the injuries to Coloccini and Steven Taylor may be worse than we think – otherwise why bring Remie back?
Both Steven Taylor and Rolando Aarons were injured in training last week, and manager Pardew has said he needs to review the training methods used at Newcastle, simply because we are getting far too many injuries picked up in training.
That assault training has to stop. 😀
And there has been a tendency by Pardew to play players – like Rolando Aarons and Papiss Cisse as two examples – who are not completely 100% fit – and that’s always asking for trouble.
Fabricio Coloccini left the game with a knock on Sunday after 78 minutes, and big Mike Williamson came on played out the last 12 minutes of what was another great win.
And Paul Dummett played at centre-back on Sunday, and put in another excellent performance that brought praise even from former Newcastle center-back and (great) captain Bob Moncur.
Dummett has been a bit of a revelation in the last few weeks, and the 23 year-old Geordie lad has put in some stalwart performances for Newcastle at both left-back and at center-back this season.
Newcastle are looking to bring in some players during the January transfer window, or to be more accurate – we are hoping Newcastle are looking to bring in some players during the January transfer window.
Newcastle have been linked today with Serbian and Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, and in some reports the news is that Newcastle will sign the player in January.
Not sure who we may be after in January in terms of center-backs – but we were (very) heavily linked with Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk in late August.
What do you think?
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