Siem de Jong could return to the match-day 18 for the game against Crystal Palace tonight and it’s likely he could start on the bench, although John Carver could surprise us all with starting Siem in the number 10 position.
Siem de Jong – it will be great to have him back in the side
Siem has made only three appearances this season after joining us form Ajax in the summer, but he badly tore a thigh muscle in training, and it’s over five months now since he was first injured.
Siem is included in the provisional squad for the game at Selhurst Park tomorrow, night, and that’s a game we just cannot lose against Alan Pardew’s new club.
This is the Newcastle squad that John Carver has named for the game:
Krul, Alnwick, Janmaat, Dummett, Williamson, Coloccini, Haidara, R. Taylor, Anita, Abeid, Sissoko, Cabella, Colback, De Jong, Gouffran, Ameobi, Obertan, Cisse, Riviere, Perez.
Cheick Tiote is due back from the African Nations Cup sometime tomorrow, but he has an ankle injury which kept him out of the Ivory Coast’s side for their last four games of the African Cup of Nations.
Ivory Coast won the final on Sunday on penalties against Ghana after extra time, and that was their first win since back in 1992, when they beat Senegal on penalties.
After just missing out against Stoke on Sunday afternoon with a second win in a row, it would raise the spirits on Tyneside if Newcastle can beat Crystal Palace tomorrow night – and that would put us on 34 points from 25 games.
Most fans think we will lose this game tomorrow, maybe because Alan Pardew knows too much about our players and the way we play?
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