Newcastle United manager John Carver told the Chronicle that the club went against medical advice to get striker Papiss Cisse back on the pitch.
The forward featured during the draw against West Brom last weekend and Carver has revealed that the forward put himself on the line to give the side an extra attacking option ahead of schedule.
“He had the desire and drive to come on. He should be nowhere near us but he said to me: ‘I can give you half an hour’” said the boss.
“I was a little bit concerned on medical advice but we have got him on the pitch. That’s a massive plus for us because he will have a full week of training.”
Newcastle are in a difficult situation and while some may feel Carver should have listened to his medics, the club are fighting to stay in the Premier League.
Cisse is a natural goalscorer and goals have been short supply for the Magpies in recent weeks.
They need something extra up front, which gives them a new or fresh option to what they have been using in recent weeks and Cisse represents that.
Hopefully he can have a stress and problem free week of training in the build up to the club’s match against QPR.
A win and three points this weekend lifts the pressure off of everyone at the club and Cisse will have plenty of time to rest and recover over the summer, as the Magpies look to get into a position where they are nowhere near the bottom three next year.