When it rains, it pours. That’s probably the current club motto at Newcastle for the last couple of weeks. With the Keegan saga and Ashley’s sale still fresh on the minds of every Newcastle supporter, the club received even more bad news today that Alan Smith could be sidelined for an extended period of time!
Newcastle United are a managerless club that are up for sale and now the club’s misfortune has filtered down to the playing staff with the news that midfielder Alan Smith could be sidelined for three months.
The 27-year-old former Manchester United player needs to undergo surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot and is unlikely to play again this year.
Caretaker boss Chris Hughton said: “Alan Smith will have an operation which could keep him out for about three months.”
Having inherited a squad already depleted by suspension and injury from Kevin Keegan, who quit as manager of the Magpies earlier this month, the news is a big blow to Hughton. (ESPN Soccernet)
Just when you think it can’t get any worse at the club they end up getting news like this. While Smith hasn’t scored for Newcastle since he came over, his leadership and quality on the pitch will definitely be missed with a beyond bleak road ahead. We’ve officially hit an new all-time low at Tyneside.
What do Newcastle supporters think about the news? Will Smith be missed while he’s out?