Toon fans have been caught in a wave of hysteria since the takeover was announced that we have almost forgotten the immediate danger in front of us.
We currently sit 19th in the Premier League and without a win all season, have a lengthy injury list to deal with and can’t add to their squad due to the January transfer window still being 13 weeks away.
Callum Wilson and Joe Willock are two key players for a side that looks totally bereft of ideas in front of goal, but nobody knows whether they are available for Spurs on Sunday.
The former has been out of action since the 2-2 draw with Southampton in August. We have looked toothless ever since, with a disjointed Toon attack having to play square pegs in round holes as Allan Saint-Maximin has been leading the line.
Joe Willock has failed to hit the heights he did while on loan last season but still provides energy, heart and one of our biggest goal threats – especially from midfield.
He hobbled off in our 2-1 defeat at Molineux amid a sighting in recent weeks of him wearing a protective boot while being pictured with a fan.
An official update should be given soon on the pair, however it looks like good news on both fronts ahead of this weekend’s game, with club photos showing BOTH back in full training during Monday’s session.
The reality is, this Newcastle side are still candidates for relegation as it stands and, until that transfer window opens, we really are in the thick of it with a sub-standard set of players.