Paul Dummett limped off in the 2-1 home defeat against Southampton almost a couple of weeks ago, and it’s very unlikely he will be risked at Hull on Saturday.
Paul Dummett – hamstring injury
You cannot bring players back too early from injury, and especially a hamstring as we saw when Rolando Aarons was rushed back against Manchester City in the League Cup and he’s still not fit – we just hope Rolando’s hamstring will completely heal.
With Paul out it will give another chance to big Mike Williamson, who has not played well this season, after being the Player of the Season last term.
We are short at the back and not in enough relegation trouble (not yet anyway) for Mike Ashley to spend money on a center-back this month – so we’ll try to get by with Colo, Willo and Paul at center-back through May.
Curtis Good is also getting fit again, after being out a good eleven months, so maybe the young Australian could be used to give the 21 year-old a chance this season.
Mehdi Abeid is fit again and could start the game on Saturday for us, and Papiss Cisse should be available after playing for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations, but they were eliminated in the Group stages.
Maybe Papiss will start on the bench and be brought on in the second half to get the goals for us?
Here are our games through March – and this one on Saturday looks to be one of the easiest against struggling 3rd bottom Hull.
January Sat 31 12:45 A Hull City February Sun 08 14:05 H Stoke City Wed 11 20:00 A Crystal Palace Sat 21 17:30 A Manchester City Sat 28 15:00 H Aston Villa March Wed 04 19:45 H Man Utd Sat 14 15:00 A Everton Sat 21 15:00 H Arsenal
Caretaker manager John Carver has to show he can start winning some games for Newcastle, and quickly too – and we still have to win a game in 2015.
If we lose on Saturday it will not be good. 🙁
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