Two Leeds Players Doubtful For Newcastle Game

The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt will not be fit for the game against Newcastle United next Sunday.

The former Sunderland defensive midfielder is still not fit and will take no part in the game.


Eunan O’Kane in Ireland’s colors

Bridcutt has had a long lay-off with a fractured metatarsal in his foot and has only appeared 4 times for the Whites this season.

The 27-year-old was due to resume training ahead of the Newcastle game.

But Bridcutt is not expected to be fit enough to play against Newcastle and Leeds will now be hoping the 5 times capped Republic of Ireland International Eunan O’Kane is fit for the important game.

O’Kane picked up a groin injury in the win against Norwich City last time out and he returned to training last Wednesday with the Republic of Ireland squad.

But the next day he headed home  to Leeds for treatment and for further assessment of the problem and he is also now likely to miss the Newcastle game.

The Yorkshire Evening Post are reporting that Matt Grimes, Luke Murphy or Kalvin Phillips could get the call to fill in if Bridcutt and O’Kane are not available for the game.

Leeds and Newcastle are two in-form sides in the Championship and it should be a good game between the leaders and the sixth placed team in the league.

Newcastle are on an eight game winning streak in all competitions and this game will certainly be a tough one.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • sparky55

    Nov 14, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #1


    Been to quite a few away games this year but no Home games…being based in Yorkshire I’m pretty close to a lot of championship grounds so really enjoying mesel…away matches are much more fun and most grounds really pleased to see us and atmosphere in and around the grounds is superb…good times mate…good times….and fcuk all to whinge aboot! ? ?

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Nov 14, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #2


    also, the slowness on here has a bit to do with the witchhunt by some bloggers.. I know I don’t post nearly as much after they got on me…

    I’m simply here to read and keep up to date on the toon and discuss…

  • sparky55

    Nov 14, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Dok…so long as you go onto this blog knowing there’s a small number of proper d!ckheads on it who at some stage will have a go…then you’re starting in the right place.

    I’m of the opinion there’s a good core of a really good bunch of lads contribute on here so is still worth the effort to come on and see what’s being said.

    TBH I’m so relaxed at the minute I can’t be bothered to argue 🙂 🙂

  • dem

    Nov 14, 2016 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Isn’t today the last day for Shelvey/Newcastle to respond to the charges brought last week? Leeds’ midfield might be missing a player or two but, so could we.

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Nov 14, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #5

    well said sparky ill take that advice.. it is good to win games the way we are this season…

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 14, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #6

    From today’s Chronic:-

    “Shelvey: Decision unlikely today

    “Unlikely to hear anything on Shelvey today. Players and staff back in tomorrow, so decision likely to be formulated then.”

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 14, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #7

    RIP Leon Russell

  • manxpie

    Nov 14, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #8

    I think Wednesday is the deadline it all seems too quiet so I’m thinking he might be accepting the charge

  • G

    Nov 14, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Shelvey has up until 16th to answer his charge, Manxpie is quite correct.

  • martoon

    Nov 14, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #10

    manxpie @8 – I think everything is quiet because Rafa gave the players and staff a few days off over the weekend. According to the Chronicle they’re back tomorrow so we should hear more then or Wednesday.

  • lochinvar

    Nov 14, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #11

    Pathetic really and a liar – he’s stated before that Arsenal are his first love. And just how much playing time has he had at Spurs. ?Bet the Spurs fans love him. And just who holds him in high regard- MacLaren, Carver , anyone else. Didn’t think so.

    ShiledsGazette repot: Moussa Sissoko has had a veiled dig at former employers Newcastle United by claiming Tottenham Hotspur are the biggest club he has played for. The 27-year-old, currently away on international duty with France, has endured a difficult start to life at White Hart Lane since his £30million summer switch.

    Having failed to endear himself to the Spurs faithful with a number of below par performances, he’s alienated the few Geordies who continued to hold the former Toulouse man in any regard by claiming his new club are bigger than the Magpies.

  • BeeGuy

    Nov 14, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #12

    All the pundits promoting a Leed’s win. Sure they can win, and so can Newcastle. NUFC win a few more and Burton lose a few and maybe the rest of the league will become more resigned to where NUFC are headed.

    I’m thinking the Wolves guy who has no English has mistaken an English word for something bad in his language and has complained about Shelvey.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 14, 2016 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #13

    If Shelvey’s case isn’t being considered till the 16th, then presumably he can play until then at least. Would any ban be effective immediately.


    the pundits making those predictions only proves that they know nowt about football.
    Newcastle should be starting as favourites even in the unlikely event we do lose.

  • Jib

    Nov 14, 2016 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Shelvey has until Wednesday to respond.
    He is going to admit the charge but use the defens(c)e of mitigating circumstances.

  • lesh

    Nov 14, 2016 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib’s back on line……… There’ll be dancing in the virtual streets…… He’s back with the hoi polloi after dining with Trump and Farage who’ll doubtless have sought his guidance.

    Thank you Jib, thank you

  • widowmagandapoke

    Nov 16, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #17

    Jib @15
    How do you know that?


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