New boy Seydou Doumbia ‘touch and go’ for Newcastle’s visit to Everton

Seydou Doumbia
Seydou Doumbia

Seydou Doumbia is “touch and go” for tomorrow night’s game against Everton, according to Steve McClaren.

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.