Newcastle have got themselves into a perilous position by taking only 9 points this year out of a possible 45 points played for – and we have steadily slipped down the league table until we are now genuine relegation candidates, and what have we heard from the club on this – absolutely nothing.
Siem de Jong – should start on Saturday
The good news is that Siem De Jong played the full 90 minutes for the Newcastle U21 side at Derby County this afternoon in a 4-0 defeat – but it will help sharpen the Dutch International and get him more match fit so he can start playing for the first team.
It may be too soon to start him on Saturday at Leicester City, and yes we have to be careful with him – but it we lose this game and other results go against us, we could be right in the middle of the relegation struggle come Saturday evening.
At the very least, maybe Siem can come on for the second half on Saturday – because we’ll need his skill and goal-scoring prowess, and he’s one who will give us 100%.
The main news coming from Derby was that Siem came through the game with no ill effects, and he is getting closer and closer to be able to start for Newcastle United.
That’s good news because we need him.