Here’s Some Good News For Newcastle

There’s news today that Aleksandar Mitrovic is set to return from his knee injury, and it looks like he may even be fit for next week’s trip to Oxford United in the FA Cup 4th round, although that’s not certain.

That’s very good news for Newcastle, because when he was stretchered off at Birmingham after five minutes, it looked like the Serbian striker could be out for the season.

It looked like he may have damaged the knee ligaments.

Aleksandar Mitrovic being stretchered off two weeks ago

Mitro suffered an awful gash to his knee which required a number of stitches, but it looks like it has cleared up well.

Rafa Benitez has given an update on the injury as reported in the Shields Gazette:

“I’m quite optimistic. “He is doing well.” “He has no stitches now. He can bend the knee.”

“You see him walking now, he is fine. “For Mitro, next week is not too early for him.”

“We will see. It’s not a massive injury.”

“I don’t have the timescale, but he’s doing well, improving every day,”  

“Mitro is a different thing, he will be sooner than Gayle.”

At the moment Newcastle have only Daryl Murphy and Ayoze Perez fit, but Yoan Gouffran showed what he has been saying all season – that he can play up front as the lone striker.

The Frenchman scored a great opportunist goal and played very well on Wednesday night in the 3-1 win over Birmingham City.

It will be great to have Mitro back soon.

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5 comments so far

  • Magtoonpie

    Jan 21, 2017 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #1

    If you had to choose, mitro or ben arfa who would you have?

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 21, 2017 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Confirmed Rafa Bingo line-up:-

    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Shelvey Colback
    Ritchie Perez Gouffran

  • Lindisfarne

    Jan 21, 2017 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #3

    I would like to see the 433 again but I did notice it quickly became 4141 with Tiote just in front of the CDs. Rafa does seem to want to bring him in at every opportunity but I hope he is only used as a sub to rest Shelvey when the game is won.


    Jan 21, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #4

    mitro…as beni boy has talent, but then again he moved to psg an seems its allover again

  • lochinvar

    Jan 21, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Credence Clearwater Rafavival

    I see confidence a-rising
    I see Townsend’s on the way
    I see Mitrovic still fighting
    I see the Toon will win today


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