Newcastle To Have At Least Two Players Back At Leicester


Newcastle will have Moussa Sissoko back from suspension for the game at Leicester City on Saturday,  and John Carver is hoping that local lad Paul Dummett can also return to go in at left back, and that should help strengthen the back four.

moussa sissoko after scoring

Moussa Sissoko – will be back on Saturday

In addition Siem de Jong came through the full game last night at Derby County playing for the U21 side, and although he’s unlikely to start – Siem should come on in the second half on Saturday.

This is what John Carver has said to nufcTV today:

“I think it’s important that I come and see our players that are competing to get into the first team.”

“Along with Siem, we had Facundo Ferreyra, Adam Armstrong and Olivier Kemen so there’s four players who have been involved with the first team recently.”

“From a psychological point of view, it was very important that De Jong got 90 minutes. He got through the 90 minutes without any problems and he’s now got three or four days to recover.”

“Hopefully he will be involved at Leicester at the weekend.”  “As we saw on Saturday, he’s a goalscorer and we need goalscorers at the moment. So it’s great that he got through 90 minutes and he’ll be raring to go.”

“But what I won’t do is throw him in at the deep end. I’ll have a conversation with him, see how he feels in the next 48 hours and then see where we go for the weekend.”

John is running out of games to save Newcastle,  so fairly shortly he will have to throw some players in at the deep end,  and hope they can get the win that should save us from relegation.

The Leicester City game will be the last of seven games Papiss Cisse has served since being suspended in the home game against Manchester United for spitting at Jonny Evans, and that indiscipline has certainly cost the team dearly.

But Papiss will have three games left to help save Newcastle, but the news is that he will be one of the (many) players leaving the club in the summer – most of whom cannot wait to get out and join  a proper football club.

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10 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Some interesting articles regarding paco jemez. Must say I like his attitude in the sense of taking no crap from anyone lol. Players, managers etc. Too many warning signs for me though that would make him unsuccessful here. Never mind, at least we’ll have Carver!!!!!

    http://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/meet-boss-whos-riled-real-and-should-manage-barca-one-day-probably-wont

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/mar/17/rayo-vallecano-all-or-nothing-approach-sid-lowe

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  • sing in the corner

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Moussa? Buck up or naff off, in my view.
    Leicester have 2 off injured already. Going well so far!

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  • JackButler

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Watching the Leicester Chelsea game now, than they will cause us no end of problems as they are looking well organised and are fighting for everything

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #4

    Well this is interesting. Who mentioned injuries lol. Leicester have been forced into two subs already. Who’d thunk.

    Tbh though they could have half their team out and still beat us we’re THAT shot ????

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  • martoon

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #5

    sing in the corner @1 – Aye 2 down – 9 to go and then we might have a chance 🙂

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  • sing in the corner

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Losing patience with some of these players whose hearts are obviously not in it. Take the captaincy off Colo and give it to either Janmaat, Colback or De Jong and lets stir them up a little.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #7

    *shit (the???? was meant to be my angry face)

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  • JackButler

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #8

    How sad and pathetic is it that we have to hope for Leicester to pick up injuries in order for us to have a chance of getting something against them 🙁

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  • AndyMac

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #9

    JackButler says “Watching the Leicester Chelsea game now, they will cause us no end of problems as they are looking well organised and are fighting for everything” With Pinocchio in charge any team will cause us problems !

    Is the following about Carver or AN Other ?

    “He is young, he is articulate and he has this insatiable appetite to learn about all aspects of the game. He works hard to improve his own techniques and coaching strategies.

    “He is highly motivational, he has a great work ethic and he is respected by the players, the coaches and the staff. He is a perfectionist and he is innovative. If you add up all those ingredients, he is going to be the desire of most football clubs”

    What do you think ?

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  • dannitoon

    Apr 30, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Facundo Ferreyra… involved with 1st team…… when?

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