Robert Kenedy’s wife gave birth to a baby this week so the young Brazilian missed last night’s game at Hull and Dwight Gayle had picked up a little knock in training and also missed the game.
The negative from last night’s game was that Florian Lejeune suffered a knee injury and there’s some concern over that since it seems that it could be another serious injury.
It’s bad news for the Frenchman because he suffered a foot injury in the first half of our first game against Spurs last year and he was out for some months.
Florian Lejeune – knee injury could be serious
This is what Rafa has said about injuries after the game:
“Some of them have little problems, and Kenedy’s wife has had a baby so he has had some time off.”
“The only one that is a bit more serious could be Lejeune.”
“He has a knee problem that we have to assess in the next couple of days.”
“The fans were really good.”
“When we conceded a goal and were not playing that well, they were waiting to see what happened.”
“Then the reaction of the team at the end, I thought they were really good.”
“They were noisy and behind the team, and have been really good.”
“Our fans, at home and away, they are the best that we have.”
With Mbemba having signed on for Porto in the last couple of days we have only three experienced center-backs at the moment.
So a priority will be to ensure we get another central defender through the door as soon as possible.
But knowing Newcastle that could even happen on the last day of the window – but let’s hope not.
It will be bad news if Lejeune is out for a long time since his partnership with Lascelles was looking very good this year.
It will give a chance to Ciaran Clark who has never let us down when he’s played for the first team.
But we need a fourth center-back brought in – quickly
What do you think?