It turns out that Claudio Cacapa injured his groin again on Friday, and that’s why David Edgar was on the substitutes bench on Saturday.
Claudio Cacapa – trying to get hold of Andrew Carroll in training
Keegan told the Evening Chronicle today:
â€œWe have lost Claudio Cacapa for about five weeks,â€
â€œHe pulled his groin in training on Friday and thatâ€™s why Lamine Diatta was in the squad against Fulham on Saturday.â€
One of the negatives about Claudio before he was signed from Lyon last summer, is that he’s injury prone, and this season is no exception. While he can play very well at times, such as at the Emirates against Arsenal, he’s had a couple of really poor games. Those were against Portsmouth and Aston Villa, when he looked anything but a Premiership player.
We’re not even sure that he will be at the club in August and that may well depend on how Lamine Diatta does. Newcastle will bring in at least one additional center-back in the summer, and it looks like Newcastle may go after Tottenham’s 24 year-old Michael Dawson, who can be a very good Premiership player, but had a poor game against us last year at St. James’ Park.
Assuming we need 4 top-class center-backs next season, we could end up with Taylor, Faye, Diatta and Dawson fighting it out for the two central positions.
That would leave no room for Peter Ramage and we feel he may be sold in the summer. His contract at Newcastle runs out then too, so he would become a free agent, and we’re sure Norwich would be one team in for him.
We also have 20 year-old Canadian David Edgar and 18 year-old Hungarian Tamas Kadar is also a bright prospect and both may be pushing for a first team slot sooner rather than later.
What do you think?
Who should be our four center-backs for next season?
Let us know â€“ comments welcome.