Newcastle fans are getting fed up with Islam Slimani after Algeria’s assistant coach said the striker needs more rest.
According to Algeria’s assistant coach Djamel Menad, Islam Slimani’s injury is “not too serious” but he will not feature in Algeria’s friendly with Iran on Tuesday.
The on-loan striker has not kicked a ball for Newcastle since his loan move from Leicester because of an ongoing thigh injury, but reports last week suggested he could make his debut in the clash with Huddersfield this weekend.
“Brahimi and Slimani? I do not think they will be attacking but we’ll see by Tuesday,” Menad said.
“Brahimi’s injury is not serious, but it requires rest. Same thing for Slimani but we will see what will happen. For changes, I do not know, we will see with the staff during training.”
Fans on Tyneside have been infuriated by the club’s transfer business on plenty of occasions, but the loan deal for Slimani is turning into one of the worst moves yet.
We are entering the final two months of the season, and Newcastle are in desperate need of some firepower up front.
Fans don’t seem particularly optimistic about that happening though, and some are voicing an opinion on Twitter suggesting the player has no intention of playing in a black and white shirt.