Shearer looks for man in the middle

10 May 2009 12:37
Newcastle boss Alan Shearer is facing a midfield headache for the crucial Barclays Premier League clash with Middlesbrough. Joey Barton begins his three-match suspension after being sent off at Liverpool last Sunday while Alan Smith is a major doubt with a thigh problem. Left-back Jose Enrique is struggling to shake off his hamstring injury but central defender Steven Taylor (ankle) has returned to training after two games on the sidelines and could figure.

Source: Eurosport