Newcastle United have unrelenting injury list continued to grow with some massive blows with the likes of Steven Taylor confirmed to be having substantially long lay offs in the last week making an already difficult trip to Carrow Road on Saturday even harder. I follow Newcastle week in and week out so i know our squad is stronger than given credit for so i would still put us in with a fighting chance, in a way this is a chance for some of the squad players to prove themselves which in some ways excites me for example with Danny Guthrie being confirmed to be out for four to six weeks and Tiote was confirmed to be still injured by Pardew a first ever league start for Dan Gosling maybe in order.
The defence also looks bare but even though James Perch is not a fan favourite a lot of positives can be taken from his performance against Chelsea where he competed with legendary striker Didier Drogba. Davide Santon like Dan Gosling has not started a game for the black and whites and a lot of fans would like to see what he is really capable of and with him being the in the Premier League and being the Italy Under 21′s captain there is a great sense of optimism for his future at St James Park.
Tamas Kadar a player I hold in high regard for is another man who may come back into the frame. He has been performing well in the reserves and played quite a major part in Newcastle’s promotional season in 2009/10 where he picked up 13 appearances. The big Hungarian I think has a lot more potential to fill the Taylor/ Williamson void than Perch or Santon and with his contract expiring at the end of the season he needs to make an impact soon or he may be leaving the club.
It will be interesting to see Newcastle’s starting eleven on Saturday but i remain confident that as long as the team pulls together and continue to work as hard as they can they can surely get something against which is unarguably a quite impressive Norwich side with the likes of Pilkington, Hoolahan and Holt undoubtedly going to cause our makeshift defence problems. Newcastle is a squad and just because the regular’s are injured I think we should still expect the same spiritual performance we have became known for this season.