Newcastle boss faced with injury problems

Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye

Alan Pardew has admitted that it is unlikely Yohan Cabaye will play for Newcastle tomorrow as he is still struggling with a groin injury.

The Magpies are experiencing injury problems leading up to tomorrow’s Swansea clash and unfortunately for Pardew the list just keeps growing.

The Toon boss also confirmed that Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini will miss the game, but that Shola Ameobi should be fit enough to feature and he is still confident that they will have a good squad.

“We’ve got a few problems. Cabaye didn’t play for France and it doesn’t look like he’s going to play for us at the weekend either,” he told Newcastle’s official website.

“Jonas will be missing, Coloccini will be missing but Shola looks okay. A couple of the guys [who were on international duty] are coming in tomorrow (Friday) morning so it has really stagnated the week again for us, not unlike a lot of teams in the Premier League.

“But we have got enough quality in the squad to put a good side out on Saturday, for sure.”

Pardew also confirmed that Newcastle are still trying to work out their problems with Senegal’s football federation. The Lions of Teranga may stop Papiss Cisse playing Swansea after he withdrew from an international friendly this week.

“We are in discussions with Senegal and the FA about his availability for Saturday. Hopefully it will be cleared for Papiss to play on Saturday and clear for him to continue with Senegal going forward,” Pardew added.

Newcastle are currently tenth in the Premier League table after a patchy start to the season.

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