It looks like Steven Taylor has returned to light training and may be available for the game at West Ham on Saturday afternoon, but it looks like captain Fabricio Coloccini has no chance of being fit.
Paul Dummett challenges Charlie Austin last Saturday
Alan Pardew may bring Steven Taylor into the defense and move Paul; Dummett back to left back but with both Paul and Massadio Haidara playing well in the 1-0 win against QPR on Saturday it wouldn’t surprise us if the back four is unchanged at Upton Park.
Paul Dummett will definitely play on Saturday at center-back pr left-back and he had this to say today about the game:
“It’s going to be a really tough game against West Ham because they’re a team in form.” “They’ve been doing really well this season, and obviously they’ve got Andy Carroll back now as well.”
“Everyone knows what he did when he was here and none of us will need reminding about the threat he poses. I didn’t really play against him personally because when he was here, I was probably a bit too young and wasn’t really involved in the first team.”
“I haven’t played against him too often – an odd time when I was playing at left-back and he was up front for the other team maybe – but he’s the type of player where there’s not really any secrets about what you’re up against.”
QPR manager Sam Allardyce also hopes to have his two new strikers available for Newcastle in Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho.
Both are a threat on goal – especially Sakho – who has 7 goals in 9 appearances in all competitions this season including 6 Premier League goals in just 8 PL games.
And to think he was a target of Newcastle’s in the summer.
So once again the defense will have to be in top form if we are going to add to our run of six wins on the trot, and we will be up against it at Upton Park, with the Hammers boasting a strong strike force at the moment.
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