Ensuring against injuries so important to Newcastle United this season

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Lovenkrands - Limped off against Preston N.E but not out for too long we hope

Some people say it was the injuries that sent Newcastle United down to the Coca Cola Championship last year but this time around, we’re hoping it’s the lack of injuries that send us back up to the Premier League. The amount of injuries we had at one stage of the season couldn’t be counted on two hands and that’s never a good sign. Luckily this year, although we’re in probably a more physically demanding league, we’ve avoided major injuries, although Shola Ameobi & Steven Taylor have been absent a considerable amount of time.

Currently, we have Steven Taylor, Wayne Routledge, Peter Lovenkrands, Jose Enrique, Joey Barton and Shola Ameobi sidelined, but a few of them will be expected back for the Watford encounter, or the game after, at home to Barnsley.

Joey Barton is yet to return and although expected back in January, his recovery hit the rocks due to the heavy snowfalls in England during that time. Barton is a very good player no doubt and with him in CM alongside either Alan Smith, Danny Guthrie or Kevin Nolan, it’d be a very interesting midfield.

If we can manage to keep the lads fit and avoid any major injuries then we’ll be far better off even though some people say Nicky Butt performs best when he’s not on the field!

As i said, if we can keep the treatment room free then he strength and depth to this Newcastle United side will be prevalent throughout the remainder of the Coca Cola Championship season.

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sirjasontoon: ⏱ 22/02/2010

I think we have a bit of depth now brought in with little/minimum outlay to just about get the the final hurdle in one piece-be interesting to see what Barton brings to the party once fit and maybe Shola will have a field day when the wing wizards are tearing it up from the flanks.

sirjasontoon: ⏱ 22/02/2010

I think we have a bit of depth now brought in with little/minimum outlay to just about get the the final hurdle in one piece-be interesting to see what Barton brings to the party once fit and maybe Shola will have a field day when the wing wizards are tearing it up from the flanks.

Mal: ⏱ 22/02/2010

'be interesting to see what Barton brings to the party'. It certainly will. Hope you're not relying on him too much - you will only be disappointed. If only he could play as well as he can talk.

Mal: ⏱ 22/02/2010

'be interesting to see what Barton brings to the party'. It certainly will. Hope you're not relying on him too much - you will only be disappointed. If only he could play as well as he can talk.

consett mag: ⏱ 23/02/2010

just been on nforest forum people alwys say newcastle are deluded fans omg forest are a shit team watch the next 4 games how big the gap is wba are much better and swansea are too if they did fluke prom they would just do a derby get about 10 points all season we will go up no bother

consett mag: ⏱ 23/02/2010

just been on nforest forum people alwys say newcastle are deluded fans omg forest are a shit team watch the next 4 games how big the gap is wba are much better and swansea are too if they did fluke prom they would just do a derby get about 10 points all season we will go up no bother

Charlietoon: ⏱ 23/02/2010

We need Lovenkrands back but as we have an away game coming up and he only likes scoring at home I am not too fussed. Routledge is the other must have. Having him on the wing has given Guthrie the chance to play inside revealing his true talent and given our game much more flow. Pancrate has played well as a sub and I think either he or r.taylor should be given a start at right wing. I'd give Taylor a start and replace him with Pancrate if not performing. ................Harper Simps......Will....Collo....Van Tayor...Nolan..Smith...Guthrie...Jonas ...............Carroll

Charlietoon: ⏱ 23/02/2010

We need Lovenkrands back but as we have an away game coming up and he only likes scoring at home I am not too fussed. Routledge is the other must have. Having him on the wing has given Guthrie the chance to play inside revealing his true talent and given our game much more flow. Pancrate has played well as a sub and I think either he or r.taylor should be given a start at right wing. I'd give Taylor a start and replace him with Pancrate if not performing. ................Harper Simps......Will....Collo....Van Tayor...Nolan..Smith...Guthrie...Jonas ...............Carroll

TOON212100: ⏱ 23/02/2010

I wld go with that team any day. ................Harper Simps.......Willy........Colo..........Van R.Taylor........Smith........Guthrie......Jonas ...............Nolan .........................Carroll Subs: Krul, Kadar, Hall, Don, Best, Pancrate, Ranger

TOON212100: ⏱ 23/02/2010

I wld go with that team any day. ................Harper Simps.......Willy........Colo..........Van R.Taylor........Smith........Guthrie......Jonas ...............Nolan .........................Carroll Subs: Krul, Kadar, Hall, Don, Best, Pancrate, Ranger