Newcastle down to just 13 senior outfield players for Arsenal visit

SUSPENDED ... Coloccini.
SUSPENDED ... Coloccini.

JOHN Carver has revealed he has just 13 senior outfield players to pick from for Saturday’s game against Arsenal.

Carver will be without a host of players, including suspended captain Fabricio Coloccini, for the visit of Arsene Wenger’s Gunners.

No injured players will return for the game, meaning left-back Massadio Haidara will again miss out.

But head coach Carver says he will not be turning to a host of the club’s youngsters for the match at St James’s Park.

He said: “I only have 13 fit senior players, plus two goalkeepers, for Saturday’s game.

“Saturday is not the environment for young lads, especially against an in-form Arsenal side. It’s not the right time for them.”