Jamaal Lascelles had been interviewed by nufcTV, and it looks like he could be fit for the game at home to Leicester on Saturday.
If Jamaal is able to play it would definitely strengthen the Newcastle defense since we have missed him a lot over the last several games when he has been out with his ankle injury.
Jamaal was speaking to fans last night at Nine Bar, and he even seemed upbeat that he could be fit for the extremely important game on Saturday.
A win in that game against The Foxes would lift the spirits and calm the nerves of Newcastle fans worried (again) about relegation.
Jamaal Lascelles – training and hoping to make it for Saturday
Here’s what Jamaal said on nufcTV:
“I trained a bit today and that gave me a good indicator of how my foot is holding up.”
“I will be training again tomorrow and I’ll see how I get on.”
“I have said before that it is hard to watch – especially when the team isn’t doing great.”
“I am going to try my best to get fit as soon as possible and fingers crossed it is Saturday.”
We started the season playing very well on defense and in our first 11 games, we conceded only 10 goals – a good record and less than one goal conceded per game.
But in the last four games, we have conceded 12 goals – a terrible average of 3 per game compared to less than one per game in the first 11 games.
Leicester City are in good form under their new French manager Claude Puel and they beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday – another Premier League team in form at the moment.
Unfortunately, we seem to be meeting teams in form with our game next Wednesday at Everton – who have won their last two games under new manager Sam Allardyce.
But maybe that’s just an excuse?
Yeah – sounds like it.
We need to start helping ourselves and start to play a lot better as a team and especially in defense.