John Carver may be forced to call on Newcastle United academy players this weekend.
The Sunderland Echo claims Newcastle United could be forced to turn to academy players this weekend for the game against Hull.
The paper claims there is real doubt over the condition of Paul Dummett, which could force John Carver to consider using either Remi Streete or Lubomir Satka in the first team.
Carver would naturally likely prefer more experienced options, but he may have no other choice than to show faith in a youngster if Dummett isn’t fit enough to take part in the game.
On the one hand, it would be a positive experience for any younger player coming into team.
They would be fresh and inject some energy into the side with a genuine enthusiasm to succeed and play well.
On the other hand, it’s a big risk considering the pressure Newcastle are under to start climbing the Premier League table in the right direction.
It’s also a risk because they would be targets for Hull, with Tigers boss Steve Bruce likely to urge his attacking players to try and bully any young defender in a physical sense, which would make it difficult for them to compete.
Carver has a big call to make.