In his press conference today Steve McClaren was even more than upbeat on a number of things – the January transfer window and how strong his squad is and the manager now thinks the squad is good enough now to avoid relegation.
Steve McClaren – very upbeat today
This is what Steve said about the injured players coming back:
“Paul Dummett has been training the last three or four days so he should be OK and Jack Colback is very very close.”
“Sadio will be a couple of weeks before he’s back on the grass and training with us so he should be ready for the Stoke game he should be fit.”
“Mbabu will be three or four weeks before he’s back.”
“What we see in the next three or four weeks even more strength to the squad and getting stronger with injured players coming back.”
Steven Taylor has been back in training now for a couple of weeks and Vurnon Anita is a week or so away from coming back to training with his hamstring injury.
So the injuries Newcastle have at the moment have us in 4th place in the Pysioroom.com injury table.
Liverpool and Manchester United are at the top with both clubs having seven injured players – it’s good not to be at the top of that league for a change.
The five injured players are Vurnon Anita (hamstring), Gabby Obertan (knee), Sadio Haidara (knee), Tim Krul (ACL knee) and Curtis Good (hip/thigh).