Newcastle boss Pardew: I had to substitute injured Cabaye in Reading defeat

Newcastle boss Pardew: I had to substitute injured Cabaye in Reading defeat

The 27-year-old’s withdrawal was received with thunderous boos and jeers from the home supporters, but the Magpies boss insists he had little choice with the midfielder recently missing two months of action due to a similar problem.

And the 51-year-old manager suggested he needs to make new signings to boost the morale of the squad, who have slipped to just two points above the Premier League relegation zone.

“[Cabaye] said to me five minutes before he came off that he was injured, he was struggling with his groin,” he told reporters. “If one of the top players says that, you’re I’m not going to go against his wishes to come off.  (more…)

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