Just when we were hoping that Massadio Haidara would be fit to play at Norwich City a week on Saturday, after being out since October with a knee injury – he has suffered a setback in training on his return from injury.
It seems that Massadio twisted his knee in training and that could be bad news as he is now being looked at by the club’s medical staff to see how serious the new injury is.
Massadio Haidara – twisted his knee
Paul Dummett is another left-back at Newcastle who is regularly injured and he is out until at least the middle of next month with another hamstring problem.
Newcastle tried to sign a left back on loan in January but were unsuccessful – and it now seems Rafa Benitez will have no other choice but to decide who will be the makeshift left-back until either Dummett or Haidara are fit again.
Maybe Jamaal Lascelles or Vurnon Anita can play there as Jack Colback is out for the next two games after picking up his 10th yellow card on Sunday against Sunderland and is suspended for a couple of games.
Whatever happens over the final eight games of the season we must sign a good left back in the summer – because it’s been a weakness in the Newcastle team for a couple of years now.