New boy Seydou Doumbia '˜touch and go' for Newcastle's visit to Everton

Seydou Doumbia is 'touch and go' for tomorrow night's game against Everton, according to Steve McClaren.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 2:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 3:05 pm
Seydou Doumbia
Seydou Doumbia

The striker joined the club on a half-season loan from AS Roma yesterday.

But Doumbia – who had been on loan at CSKA Moscow and hasn’t played for six weeks – needs to get his visa sorted.

And the 28-year-old could instead make his debut against West Bromwich Albion at St James’s Park on Saturday.

Asked if Doumbia would be involved against Everton, head coach McClaren said: “We are hoping so. It’s a bit of touch and go, but if not tomorrow, then definitely on Saturday.”

Winger Andros Townsend, signed from Tottenham Hotspur for £12million last month, will make his debut against Everton.