Manuel Pellegrini has said that Mark Noble, Felipe Anderson and Sebastien Haller are all fit and available for selection this weekend for the away game against Watford.
Asked about team news at the pre-match press conference at Rush green today the manager answered “Just Winston Reid. All the other players are fit.”
Noble (calf) Haller (knee) and Anderson (dead leg) all missed last weekend’s game against Brighton which forced changes to Pellegrini’s starting eleven. All three trained all week and have been passed fit.
The Chilean now has an almost full squad to choose from against a Watford side who lost 3-0 to Brighton on the opening day of the Premier League season and 1-0 to Everton last weekend.
Watford remains rooted to the bottom of the Premier League without a point to their names.
If Winston Reid is still injured, you have to question whether he’ll ever be fit enough to play football to a professional standard. I think sooner or later, there’s a decision to be made. Either Winston himself retires or the club releases him and replaces him. It’s going to be expensive whichever way it works out. It’s already expensive!
Was thinking exactly the same thing Dom. Given his age & the length of time he has been out….not good. It would be a real boost if he does appear because we are short of depth in defence but the signs are not good. I know the general view is ‘don’t buy in January’ & we probably can’t afford to anyway, but I have bad dreams about that defence. In fact I don’t feel too good about it when fully conscious.