June 13, 2024

This weekend, Newcastle United will undoubtedly be concerned about Anthony Gordon’s health.

The 22-year-old may have to miss our upcoming match, which is a trip to the City Ground to play Nottingham Forest, due to an ankle injury he sustained on Saturday against Luton Town.

Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Even while the damage to his ankle doesn’t seem to be significant, there’s a high chance it will keep him out of Saturday night’s game.

This implies that Eddie Howe will have to make a change, which would probably mean that Callum Wilson joins the team. Gordon was a striker for Luton, therefore it would be a like-for-like alteration to draft him in at number nine.

However, if Gordon is unable to play, Wilson should start up front; additionally, the Scouser’s probable absence should result in a start for one of our summer signings.

Against Nottingham Forest, Newcastle’s Harvey Barnes ought to get the start.
On Saturday, Harvey Barnes made his injury-related comeback, and he scored a goal. Additionally, it was significant since the 26-year-old scored Newcastle’s equalizer.

It served as a brief reminder of his goal-scoring prowess, which is why, in the event that Gordon is sidelined, he ought to be selected for the starting lineup.

Miguel Almiron and Jacob Murphy made their debuts against Luton Town, demonstrating their inconsistency more than before. They are inconsistent, with Murphy’s performance being especially bad considering his stellar efforts in the two prior games.

Newcastle will need to replace a number of goal contributors if Gordon is sidelined. This season, the 22-year-old has already tallied seven goals and eight assists.

Wilson is also capable of scoring goals, but Harvey Barnes’s added strength will help him. Eddie Howe desperately needs to win this match following Saturday’s draw, and the former Leicester City player will make Newcastle’s front three much more threatening.

Barnes hasn’t really taken off in black and white yet, but that might be about to happen. Suddenly, he might be our go-to forward, particularly with Gordon missing from our left flank.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *