We are starting to get players coming back from injury, and for the game today Siem de Jong is available after recovering from his collapsed lung, and Jonas Gutierrez is back, after the Argentine had some falling out with interim head coach John Carver before the Tottenham game, and therefore wasn’t even on the bench for that.
Rolando Aarons – back before the end of the season
And Paul Dummett is back in training and should be available soon, but will not be in the 18 man squad for today’s game.
Rolando Aarons – who has been out since November 1st and has only played five games this season in total, is also coming back from his hamstring problems, according to the head coach.
This is what John Carver has said about Aarons and Dummett:
“We have Rolando Aarons back in full training, and we’ve had Paul Dummett in training with us.” “They will be back in on Monday. Having two or three players back in and around the place has given us a huge boost.
“Dummett will not be on the bench against Swansea.” “Rolando has had one full session with us, so we have to take things carefully.” “But Rolando’s certainly not out for the rest of the season.”
After today’s game against Swansea we only have only four games left in the season, and it ends four weeks tomorrow with a home game against West Ham, so time is running out for Rolando, who has been out six months with his latest hamstring problems.
But if both young players can return soon then that will certainly strengthen the Newcastle squad, which has been threadbare all year, and our results on the field have shown that.