Steve McClaren Gives Update On Six Players

Steve McClaren held his press conference yesterday and talked glowingly about Newcastle two signings this month – Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet.

Both were in a press conference of their own for the media yesterday and both are impressive players and we were particularly impressed yesterday with the coolness and confidence of Henri – who Steve has said is a leader and the type of player Newcastle needed.

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Steve McClaren – gave his press conference yesterday

Jonjo is a character and he has excited Newcastle fans because he can offer something we haven’t had since Yohan Cabaye left the club – a central midfielder with lots of creative flair.

This is some of what Steve said in his press conference yesterday:

“Jonjo and Henri have trained a couple of days and we knew their quality.” “It’s about them bedding in and getting used to the team.”

“Shelvey is a winner, a good player who can score goals, make us play and get assists for the team.” “Henri is a leader, he’s the type of character we want in this team and we will see how quickly he adapts to the Premier League.”

“What we want to do is show why we bought them, look after them and make them better players.” “Both players are in the squad against West Ham and both have a chance of starting.”

“Siem sustained an eye injury.” “It looked very serious, he was in hospital and will be out for one or two weeks.”

“Papiss Cisse has had his operation and the recovery time for that is six to eight weeks but knowing Papiss, he’ll be looking to get back sooner than that.”

“Steven Taylor is back in training so that is a plus. Florian Thauvin will return to the squad – he is a Newcastle player.

It’s good that Steven is back in training and could be available for the first team squad maybe for next week for our tough game at Watford.

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