Pardew 'Injuries Caused Because We Push Players Too Hard'

Last updated : 19 November 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

The Newcastle manager says players are pushed to the limit in training, which could be causing so many injuries.

Steven Taylor, who missed the win at West Brom two weeks ago, is expected to be fit for Saturday's home game against QPR.

Fabricio Coloccini is out for three weeks with a calf injury, and Alan Pardew is planning changes to compensate for the damage.

Alan Pardew (talking to the Chronicle): "I met my staff, and we are going to change one or two things.

"We are pushing these players to the limit. We're trying to get the maximum we can out of them, and if you do that, you are going to lose players here and there.

"The other players, you can tell, are really super-fit, and we're strong. We still need a few more bodies back.

"As a group, we have to make sure we protect the players and give them the best possible chance to be at their maximum on a Saturday.

"We're pushing them because we want them to be fitter and stronger than everybody else, and so you've got a balance there.

"We've just got to make sure we get that right, because we lost one or two that perhaps we shouldn’t have."