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Newcastle Injury Situation Clearing Up Nicely

If everything goes according to plan it could be that come Saturday we have only two injured players in the squad and that would be Vurnon Anita and Rolando Aarons, who is probably out with his ACL injury until the summer.

Vurnon has an ankle injury but it doesn’t seem the ligaments are damaged and he will be out maybe another three weeks at least.

Jack Colback was out initially because of the bad gash on his eye and then he took sick, but hopefully Jack will be fit for the game at Wolves on Saturday.

With Isaac Hayden’s groin playing up again, it could be he’s playing too many games and would need to rest and maybe Jack could come straight into the side to partner Jonjo Shelvey.

Dwight Gayle – could be back shortly

Isaac has played 31 times with one goal for Newcastle already this season – the most games he has ever played in one season.

Hopefully, top scorer Dwight Gayle will have recovered from his hamstring problems to at least be in the squad for Saturday’s game at Molineux, but we’re sure Rafa will take no chances with Dwight.

The manager has to be 100% certain everything has healed because the hamstring is a chronic injury and he missed games last season because of the same problem.

We also don’t want such an important player injured again this season.

Newcastle also have Mo Diame, Christian Atsu and Chancel Mbemba back from the African Cup of Nations and Rafa has also fortified the squad with Sammy Ameobi and Jamie Sterry, two local lads who have both returned from their half-season loan spells at Bolton and Coventry respectively.

So Rafa should have nearly a full squad to choose from quite soon.

That’s very good timing, as we push on for promotion back to the Premier League this season.

Howay The Lads!!

52 comments so far

  • Moonraker15

    Feb 6, 2017 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #41

    Vuckic? Never! He’s too slow!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 6, 2017 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #42

    Not saying you’re a day tripper at all, I’m on about people visiting Newcastle and then deciding we’ll see a game while we’re there, these people simply wouldn’t have got a ticket before Ashley turned up and we filled the Platinum club without giving dirt cheap tickets to the student union.

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 6, 2017 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #43

    Still, its very good that you can get into St James’ to see the lads affordably. We need a clearly defined singing section. Surely a standing section can be also be managed safely in this day and age, and would add greatly to the atmosphere. It is heaps more fun standing and chanting for the ninety minutes, and also great to hear if you are seated elsewhere in the ground.


    Feb 6, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #44

    i would prefer to see mbemba given the chance alongside shelvey rather then colback,colback has been out for a canny while and not played much so maybe a little rusty where as mbemba has been playing in africa,and tbh would like to see how he does there,plus his pace height and strength could be a big advantage in front of the defence,dont hate colback just think this weekend away from home i would prefer someone whos been playing then someone just coming back from a layoff.

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 6, 2017 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #45

    Vuckic was one I’ve kept an eye on since his raw debut 2009. I was convinced he was gonna be a star, reminded me of the dynamic Gary Speed in his Leeds days..
    What a left foot!
    Don’t know what happened to him but injuries stalled him to an extent and he looks a busted flush now, sadly. Rafa,work your wonders! 🙂


    Feb 6, 2017 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #46

    vuckic has been desperately unlucky with injuries he was touted as a huge prospect and on the odd occasion i’ve seen him he looked to have decent feet but never really got back to match fit state….not that i seen that much of him….literally 1,2 maybe 3 games in cups or subs…..shame with the number ten spot up for grabs,vuckic,sdj if fit and playing well might of got the chance but looks like they are not good/fit enough and going to end up elsewhere come the end of the season….give sdj his due like, he said he wants to come back to prove what he can do….good attitude.

  • sing in the corner

    Feb 6, 2017 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #47

    The cynic in me wonders if de Jong is thinking maybe he’s still in with a chance of prolonging his spell on the gravy train. He ain’t never gonna get a pay packet like he has had with us again. Shame, but it seems his body just can’t stand the rigours of pro sport..

  • Tsunki

    Feb 6, 2017 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #48

    Trouble with Vukic is that he’s always been as slow as an episode of Farming Outlook which is a pretty damming thing for an attacking midfielder. Mind boggling how he’s managed to stay on the books so long.

    On a similar note, I see the old Colback “hard yards” thing has been put out again to suggest his worthy inclusion in the first team. Surely we are better than that?

  • Tsunki

    Feb 6, 2017 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #49

    Ps I do know how to spell ‘damning’ 😐

  • optimistic prime

    Feb 7, 2017 at 6:22 AM

    Comment #50

    Did Tiote walk to China? At this rate he’ll get a contract extension

  • Sully Nufc

    Feb 7, 2017 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #51

    Someone proposed to use Mbemba as a holding midfielder.Not a bad choice as he looks good on the ball and calm.
    I didn’t get why Rafa lost faith in him for just one mistake?He is my number one defender from the current squad.And Glad I’m not the only one who labeled Lascelles as donkey.

  • Geordiedownunder

    Feb 7, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #52

    All the best on the medical side Ed, thinking of you in Oz!


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