Francisco de Miguel Moreno (Paco) did very well in his press conference today, but he didn’t talk at all about the transfers at Newcastle., basically because he’s not involved on that, but he offered up some positive news on the injury front with Florian Lejeune and DeAndre Yedlin.
That was because he’s not involved in those but he offered up some positive news on the injury front with Florian Lejeune, and DeAndre Yedlin both fit again.
And the club medics, having had an initial look at Chancel Mbemba’s injury, don’t think it’s a serious injury at all – and neither does Chancel – so that’s good news.
When asked about Rafa’s mood this week Paco said it was very positive, but it always is when Rafa is talking about his passion – football.
So maybe things are not as dark as painted by some reports and indeed our players seem as upbeat as ever.
Ciaran Clark has returned from international duty and could even play at left-back on Sunday with Chancel not being fit enough to play.
Ciaran is upbeat at what he sees as positive vibes at the club, and there will be even more of those if we can beat Swansea on Sunday.
Ciaran Clark after scoring the second goal against West Ham
Here is some of what Ciaran Clark has said to nufcTV:
“We wanted to get points on the board after two tricky games and we managed to do that against West Ham.”
“I think things were coming together, we played really well (against West Ham) and created chances, put them under a lot of pressure and forced them to make mistakes.”
“We managed to capitalize and it was something we worked on in training.”
“Injuries are frustrating for the manager because he works on players in certain positions and injuries force him to change.
“We have adapted and hopefully we can build on West Ham.” “Swansea will be a tough game and they have made signings in the window.”
“We just want to go and give a positive performance.”
“Their fans will be excited to see the new lads in action but it won’t faze us. We’ll just go down there and do our jobs.”
“We did take confidence from West Ham and it was nice going into the break knowing we had points on the board.”
“Coming back in, it feels like a positive vibe.”
“We want to get as many points on the board as early as we can, so it’s a good place to go and try to carry on the momentum.”
Newcastle players were given a lot of confidence after two tough defeats in the first two games when we easily beat West Ham 3-0 last time out, and we played very well in that second half and could easily have had more goals.
We need more of that form in south Wales on Sunday afternoon.
A win would be just terrific!