Pardew Confirms Six Players To Miss Manchester City
Alan Pardew has confirmed that both Cheick Tiote and Davide Santon will miss the Manchester City match with muscle strains.
Santon of course picked his up in the defeat at Wigan, while the extra bad news is that Cheick Tiote has picked a strain up in training.
In addition, Mathieu Debuchy will also miss out due to his hamstring injury picked up at Wigan, plus the manager has also stated that Massadio Haidara could play against Benfica but not this Saturday against City.
If you then add in Fabricio Coloccini who is at least two or three weeks away from a return, while Tim Krul is back in training but again Benfica is a more realistic target.
So suddenly Newcastle’s squad is stretched to the limit and the manager will be willing players back in time for the Europa League match in Lisbon, plus the challenges beyond.
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