It seems that one player, Sammy Ameobi, could return to the team that takes on Burnley at home tomorrow in the first game of 2015, and the first game in the post Pardew era at Newcastle.
John Carver – in charge tomorrow
Sammy will have a late fitness test to decide whether he starts the game against Burnley.
Burnley are second bottom of the league, and we should really be beating teams like this at home, but we are catching Burnley when their confidence is high, after getting a great 2-2 draw at Manchester City on Sunday, when they came back from 2-0 down.
And the woes of Newcastle continue with top scorer Papiss Cisse being banned for three games for violent conduct, so we will not see Papiss until late February, after he has played at the African Cup of Nations with Senegal
Davide Santon and Jonas Gutierrez played a practice game yesterday, but we don’ know what the status of Davide is at the moment since he seems to have picked up an ankle injury – we’ll assume he ‘s not available.
We think Jonas could well be on the bench tomorrow.
This could be the team that John Carver starts tomorrow:
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini Dummett
Tiote Sissoko Colback
Perez Armstrong Ameobi
Subs: Woodman Taylor (S) Gouffran Anita Cabella Gutierrez Riviere
As usual, and especially with Papiss being out, it will be difficult for us to score goals, and that’s why we are starting local lad Adam Armstrong up front, with Perez out on the right – where he will still be dangerous.
This will also be Cheick’s last game until he’s off to the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast.
We need the win tomorrow after all that’s happened since Sunday.
What would your team be for tomorrow?
Fans seem fairly confident we can get the win tomorrow.
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