Injury Nightmare for Bobby

Last updated : 13 August 2004 By Paul Ewart

The only good news that Robson has received is the news that Shay Given will be back for the game on Saturday. But reports today suggest that Nicky Butt and JJ have been struck down with conjunctivitis. The club have denied such claims but several tabloid newspapers have confirmed the illness for the 2 stars. Also Titus Bramble has injured a thigh muscle and Shola Ameobi is reportedly visiting a back specialist in relation to his ongoing problem.

All this happens the day after the Premier League confirm Saturday’s derby match will go ahead. The only way the game could be postponed is if
Newcastle didn’t have 16 fit professional players available, but with the size of our first team squad this is not going to happen.