Mike Williamson and Daryl Janmaat are suspended for tomorrow’s game at home to West Brom, which is likely to be Newcastle’s 9th defeat on the trot in what is turning out to be a nightmare end to this current season.
And that’s after we were comfortable and in 9th position half way through the season with 26 points, when Alan Pardew surprisingly left the club.
John Carver – gave injury update yesterday
We didn’t get too much information form John Carver about the injury situation yesterday in what turned out to be another bizarre press conference, and Paul Dummett is still a doubt for the game.
This is some of what John said yesterday:
“Dummett is doing some work, but he’s not trained all week,” said Carver. “He had a scan on Wednesday and we are waiting for the results on that. We will have to see how he is.”
“Siem has unfortunately got an issue with his thigh and he has not done a great deal of training this week.” “He is another one who has gone for a scan. He has got a problem there – he won’t be available this weekend.”
“It’s great to have Papiss back on the training ground. He trained with us for the first time yesterday and that big smile of his was great. But let’s not get carried away here, he has only trained once with us in seven weeks.”
“Rolando is in a good position, but whether he will be involved this weekend, I’ll have to see again. Even Adam Armstrong has come in yesterday with a tight calf so we have got one or two things where we will have to wait until the last minute.”
That’s bad news on Siem de Jong who will not make the squad tomorrow, and not particularly good news on Paul Dummett either, so our back four tomorrow will be weak – and we expect West Brom to take advantage of that, especially from their set plays.
It’s difficult to see how we can win the game tomorrow, but we are hoping for the best – but it’s not looking too good in all honesty.