Alan Pardew had some late news tonight about the Newcastle squad, and it’s more bad news unfortunately, because Cheick Tiote, Papiss Cisse and Mike Williamson are now all doubtful for the game at White Hart Lane tomorrow night.
Papiss Cisse – has a heavy cold
Add the nine injures we already have in the squad, and this is getting to be just a little bit of a crisis – almost.
This is what Alan Pardew said late tonight:
“Papiss has a heavy cold,” “We’ll have to see how he is.” “Cheick has a slight strain, so they are the two worries for the game.”
“Mike Williamson has a slight problem.”
It may be that Alan is playing some mind games with Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, about what our team will be.
And we remember he did the same thing for the game at Burnley a couple of weeks ago, when three of our back four were doubtful for the game – but they all started.
The good news is that Moussa Sissoko and Steven Taylor are back, and as far as we know neither is sick, and neither has picked up an injury today in training.
So we’ll take that as good news.
If Tiote and Cisse cannot make the game tomorrow night, then we suppose Vurnon Anita and Manu Riviere will come in – but we will have a weakened side – that’s for sure.
Steven Taylor may even start ahead of Mike Williamson tomorrow night.
Note to Mike Ashley – please increase the size of the squad for next season – and in January – if it’s possible to get some good players in.
The way training is conducted at Newcastle seems to get us a lot of injuries so we need a bigger squad because of that.
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