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Pardew “Cabaye On Bus For Norwich”

8 years ago
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Speaking ahead of a tough trip to Norwich, Alan Pardew has confirmed that Yohan Cabaye will be part of the squad that travels.

At the pre-match press conference, the manager said;

“Cabaye will be on the bus for Norwich”.

However, the midfielder may not join his best mate Mathieu Debuchy on the pitch immediately and is likely to start on the bench as he continues his recuperation.

Alan Pardew also confirmed that Fabricio Coloccini, Papiss Cisse and Jonas Gutierrez will be making the trip to Norfolk.

While in the case of Steven Taylor, he is hoping top have him back for Reading.

In terms of transfer news, Pardew didn’t have any comforting news as he said that the club are trying to bring in players in time for Reading but transfers might not be finalised until the last three or four days of  the window.

If transfers, if indeed there are any, aren’t likely to come in until the final days of the window then that would mean that as well as missing the Norwich and Reading matches, any potential new signing would almost certainly not be available for what could be a crucial match at Villa Park on 29th January.

Bear in mind the following two matches are then Chelsea (home) and Spurs (away) and only 12 matches remain after that Spurs clash.

I just hope we don’t hear something like ‘We worked day and night on new signings but in the end we were beaten by the clock…’.

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