- Wed Dec 20 11:23 AM
Winger Nacer Chadli and defender Craig Dawson could return from their respective injuries for Saturday's Premier League clash against Stoke City, manager Alan Pardew has said.
|I've spoken to Mark on a few occasions, purely about this week,
Pardew said. We've had enough going on to occupy us, he's just getting his feet under the table.
Jonny Evans will be captain on Saturday, yes, provided he comes through training tomorrow,
said Pardew. The disciplinary side is dealt with.
The most important thing from Jonny's perspective was his performance last Saturday,
said Pardew. That was a very difficult game for him and Barry.
We only really have three scenarios in front of us,
Pardew said. Either we perform the great escape, we go down with a fight and dignity, or we go down with a whimper.