It was great to see Siem de Jong get on with about 15 minutes remaining on Saturday against Swansea, and the Dutchman looked what he is – a class player with excellent skills – and he will get another run-out tomorrow maybe in a behind the scenes game or the U21 game at Derby County – but John Carver says he will not start at Leicester City on Saturday.
Siem de Jong – scoring on Saturday
Even though Sien was only on the field for 15 minutes he did score a goal and showed what a classy player he is and he’s our Man of the Match with 32% of the vote, and this man could still have a big impact on our season, if he can help us to avoid relegation, by scoring a few goals for us.
Second in the voting was Argentine Jonas Gutierrez, who as usual gave his all for the cause and local lad Jack Colback was third.
Young Ayoze Perez was fourth and it was good to see him get his sixth Premier League goal this season and his first this year to put Newcastle in the lead for the first time since we beat Aston Villa in late February – such has been Newcastle’s atrocious form.
Newcastle are not out of the woods yet as far as relegation goes, but it looks like one win will see us safe – and the sooner we can get that win the better if will be for Newcastle fans.
Maybe we can even do that on Saturday?