Newcastle have suffered some injuries and setbacks this week and last, since we played at Crystal Palace, and the Newcastle squad is now depleted for the rest of the season.
Fab Coloccini – one of only two center-backs available
A knee injury to Paul Dummett will probably keep him out for the rest of the season, and it seems Curtis Good has gone back to square one with his hip injury after almost a year out, and he is having surgery on it in Colorado, and he will not play again this season.
No official word on Cheick Tiote as yet, other than he will be out at least as long as Paul Dummett, which is said to be (at least) 10 to 12 weeks.
And with Siem de Jong’s collapsed lung last week, Newcastle’s squad for the rest of the season has suddenly become ravaged – especially in defense.
The defense for Saturday is easy to pick – these five players are the only ones we have fit at the moment
Krul Janmaat Williamson Coloccini Haidara
As for the other players, Remy Cabella is not fit for the game tomorrow, but he’s expected only yo be out for one game so Newcastle’s team for City on Saturday could be the following.
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Haidara
Colback Abeid Sissoko
Obertan Cisse Perez
Subs: Woodman Taylor (R) Gouffran Anita Ameobi Armstrong Riviere
We’d like to see Mehdi Abeid get a start tomorrow, and the French Algerian played well in the 2-0 win at the Etihad Stadium in late October in the League Cup, although John Carver may still prefer Vurnon Anita.
John could also find room in the starting line-up for Yoan Gouffran, who is usually played in tough away games – and this is a tough away game against the Premier League Champions.
What would your team be for Saturday’s game?
Anything out of this game would be a bonus, and with all the injuries Newcastle picked up we could do with a point.
We just hope Newcastle don’t pick up any more injuries in this game. 🙁
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