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Latest Newcastle Injury News From Alan Pardew

8 years ago
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There was mixed Newcastle injury news for fans when Alan Pardew briefed the press at his pre-Crystal Palace press conference.

The Newcastle manager announced that on top of the injuries to Mathieu Debuchy and Loic Remy, Davide Santon has a sore throat which will keep him out of the Palace encounter.

On the other hand, Pardew has stated that Hatem Ben Arfa is now ready to rejoin the match day squad on Saturday.

Of course, Ben Arfa has spent a long time sitting watching the action from the bench this season and it remains to be seen whether Alan Pardew brings him straight back into his starting eleven.

I would like to think he will as since the departure of Yohan Cabaye, there has been a desperate lack of creativity in Newcastle’s play.

Against a Palace side who seem certain to defend in depth, the situation could be ready made for Hatem, if he gets the chance…

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