Some bad news today as we face Brighton this afternoon at St. James’ Park in what is a vital game, and
it’s games like these we must win if we are to survive in the Premier League this season.
The news is that Rob Elliot is out injured and will not take part today.
Rob has a thigh problem after he was kicked in Wednesday night’s home game against Manchester City.
Karl Darlow will come in with young Freddie Woodman on the bench.
Rob Elliot – out of today’s game
This is what Rafa has said about the injury:
“Elliot is not available,” “He had a kick in his thigh and he felt it a little bit. He’s rested.”
It could be that Rob can return on Monday at Stoke City since it doesn’t seem too bad – but you never know.
We have to have Karl Darlow come in today and have a good game, and he will need to forget the mistake he made against Everton when he last played and we lost that game 1-0.
Karl will get a lot of help and support from the fans today.
Aleksandar Mitrovic (back), Florian Lejeune (foot) and Jesus Gamez (ankle) are also unavailable for this game through injury.
We have to win this game today.