Best Back But He Joins The Queue
By Footy Mad - Editor
Updated Saturday, 14th April 2012
Leon Best could be on the bench for the visit of Stoke City next week, after returning to full training.
The Republic of Ireland international striker had been ruled out since February after suffering a knee injury in the 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
But with Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse and Hatem Ben Arfa all in sparkling form - and Shola Ameobi waiting in the wings - Best has a tough ask ahead of him.
Alan Pardew is expected to play Best in Monday night’s reserve game with Manchester United at Whitley Park, Benton.