It seems like Sylvain Marveaux has been injured with a groin injury since almost the beginning of pre-season, but he is coming back to Newcastle from rehabilitation in France, and he was mentioned by Paul Simpson in his interview with nufcTV on Wednesday.
Simpson mostly had positive news on the injury front, but if the former Carlisle United manager is one thing, it is that he’s a positive guy and always seems to look on the bright side of things.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Sylvain Marveaux on July 1st this year
Sylvain didn’t get much of a chance under Alan Pardew, and it seems that Steve McClaren will want to take a look at the former French U21 International winger (11 caps, four goals), before deciding whether to send him out on loan this season.
Last season Sylvain was on loan at Guingamp, where he played 33 times with two goals.
This is some of what Paul said about injuries in his nufcTV interview:
“Without wishing to tempt fate, we’re in a decent place at the moment.¨
“Sylvain Marveaux has come back from France where he’s been doing the early stages of his rehab. We’re hoping that he’ll be back out on the training field in the next week or two.¨
“He’s doing work with the medical department as the first stage of his rehab, and we’ll then step that up with the other staff and back into the football side of it.”
The Frenchman suffered a groin injury very early in July, and missed out on pre-season including the trip to America, but he could be fully fit again by the end of the month.
The 29 year-old will be buoyed by having a fresh opportunity at Newcastle, where Steve McClaren has shown that former players who couldn’t make the team, like Vurnon Anita and Gabby Obertan – now feature regularly under McClaren.
Although Gabby Obertan last year at this time was one of our best players, before he picked up the thigh injury at home to Liverpool on November 1st.
Sylvain joined Newcastle from Rennes as a free agent in the summer of 2011, after he was said to have failed a medical at Liverpool.
He didn’t cost us much, and it would be good if he can come back this season and do a job for Newcastle.
He signed a five year deal at Newcastle four years ago, so he has just one year left on his contract and will probably become a free agent again at the end of next June.
He has played 57 times with two goals for Newcastle, and he’s a good technical player with plenty of skill.
What do you think?