John Carver gave a mini-update on the injury situation today before the game at Everton on Sunday afternoon.
Massadio Haidara – still not ready
John rightly said in his press conference today that the pressure in this game will be on Everton, who are only 6 points above the drop zone, in spite of doing well in the Europa League this season and being the last English side left in the competition.
Massadio Haidara was carried off in the second half of our 1-0 home loss to Manchester United nine days ago, and the young Frenchman is still not fit enough to play on Sunday.
This is some of that John Carver said today:
“Massadio Haidara had an injection in his knee and it hasn’t settled down so he won’t be fit for the weekend.” “Remy Cabella and Rob Elliot are back in the squad following injury. They are raring to go.”
It’s good that goalkeeper Rob Elliot will be back on the bench and maybe that’s why Newcastle have today allowed Jak Alnwick to go on loan to Bradford City for the rest of the season.
Jak’s contract at Newcastle runs out at the end of June and it will not be renewed so he will be looking for another club.
It’s very good that Remy Cabella is back, and we even expect Remy to start for Newcastle on Sunday – probably in place of Gabby Obertan on Sunday.
We expect Ryan Taylor to continue at left back, and one advantage Ryan brings to the team, as well as being an experienced player, is that the 30 year-old is great from set plays and free kicks just outside the penalty box.
Carver could also prefer Remy Cabella because of his ability to score goals, and we have to have some players step up to the plate to get the goals, while Papiss Cisse is out for a long seven games through suspension.
What do you think?
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