Steve McClaren has started his press conference for tomorrow´s game against Watford and it seems that Newcastle have picked up a couple of new injuries, with Cheick Tiote and goalkeeper Karl Darlow out of the reckoning for tomorrow´s game.
Cheick has a knee injury according to Physioroom.com and Karl has twisted his ankle in training, so Rob Elliot will be on the bench tomorrow and at least we have three experienced goalkeepers available this season.
Steve McClaren – holding his press conference today for Watford game
That´s unlike the last couple of seasons.
Steven Taylor suffered a hamstring strain and was unavailable for the game on Monday night at Upton Park and the injury prone centre-back is still out for tomorrow´s game.
Mike Williamson´s elbow problem is turning out to be worse than first thought, and Mike is also out for tomorrow´s game so we should see Jamal Lascelles on the bench again.
The injuries are slowly picking up this season although a lot of them are not serious or long term.
Newcastle now have eight injuries and are joint top of the Physioroom.com Injury Table with Everton.
Here´s Newcastle’s injury list according to Physioroom.com:
- C Tiote – Knee
- K Darlow – Ankle/Foot
- S Taylor – Hamstring
- M Williamson – Arm/Elbow
- P Dummett – Hamstring
- C Good – Hip/Thigh
- E Riviere – Knee
- S Marveaux – Groin
We have a League Cup Tie against Sheffield Wednesday on Wednesday night, and we were hoping that players like Darlow, Taylor, Tiote and Williamson would be available for that game.