Siem de Jong came on as a sub against both Swansea at home and Leicester City away – but then after the tragedy at Leicester he was not available, and although he wasn’t technically injured he was told to build up the strength of his quad muscles.
Siem de Jong scoring against Swansea
But Siem is now back in training this week and there’s a possibility he could be on the bench on Sunday against West Ham, and as he showed at Swansea how he can score goals for Newcastle.
De Jong returned last month from the collapsed lung he suffered in February, so it’s been a very bad first season for the 26 year-old Dutchman on Tyneside, as far as both injuries and illness go.
John Carver has said that Siem could be available for the West Ham game, so we’ll need to wait for John Carver’s press conference, to see if he’s fit enough to be on the bench.
We are also hoping to see Papiss Cisse start the game, because it’s now or never for Newcastle – but somehow it could be that John Carver will keep with Manu Riviere.
We hope Papiss starts because he can score a goal from anywhere at any time, and that’s what we need on Sunday.
It would be very good to have Siem on the bench.
What do you think?