Magpies without Remy for derby

Newcastle's Loic Remy will sit out the derby clash with Sunderland after failing in a bid to have his recent red card overturned.

Last Updated: 30/01/14 at 18:13 Post Comment

Loic Remy and Bradley Johnson were both sent off

Loic Remy and Bradley Johnson were both sent off

Newcastle striker Loic Remy will sit out the derby clash with Sunderland after failing in a bid to have his sending-off at Norwich overturned.

The Magpies lodged an appeal against the 27-year-old's dismissal along with Canaries midfielder Bradley Johnson after the pair clashed late in Tuesday night's 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw at Carrow Road.

However, while Johnson's own effort to clear his name was upheld, Remy's fell on deaf ears and he will now miss the league games against the Black Cats, Chelsea and Tottenham.

A Football Association statement said: "An independent regulatory commission heard two claims of wrongful dismissal today both in relation to the Norwich City versus Newcastle United game on Tuesday.

"The claim involving Norwich's Bradley Johnson was upheld, meaning his three-match suspension is withdrawn.

"The claim involving Newcastle's Loic Remy was dismissed, therefore his three-match suspension remains with immediate effect.

"Both players had been dismissed for violent conduct."


Check out Sky Bet's markets on this weekend's Tyne-Wear derby!


Although the news was not unexpected, it will come as a blow to manager Alan Pardew, who is also likely to be without injured duo Yoan Gouffran and Papiss Cisse as he attempts to avoid a third successive derby defeat.

In the circumstances, he has challenged new signing Luuk de Jong to make himself an instant hero on Tyneside.

The 23-year-old striker completed a loan move for the rest of the season to St James' Park on Wednesday, and will go straight into the squad for the derby.

De Jong has not started a single game for Borussia Monchengladbach this season and his last goal for the club came in April, but Pardew has told him to be ready to make a swift impact.

The 52-year-old said: "I said to him today, 'You could become an instant hero if you play or you get a patch on the pitch in terms of a substitute's appearance'.

"That must be his immediate dream. It certainly would be mine if I was a striker."

De Jong's arrival in the north-east came some 18 months after the Magpies first tried to sign him, and Pardew is hoping it will be worth the wait after his spell in the Bundesliga proved a difficult one.

He said: "I'm pleased in so much that he's a player we have had our eye on for a while.

"He was someone we couldn't quite reach in his last transfer move in terms of the finance, but that hasn't worked out as perfectly as perhaps they both hoped, the team and Luuk, and he's ended up here.

"But he has done well today and we are looking forward to his inclusion in the squad. He's a big presence of a player, he's a goalscorer and if there's a criticism you would aim at us, maybe we could do with scoring a few more goals."

The Holland Under-21 international has already signalled his readiness to start the derby if required, but Pardew has hinted that that is unlikely despite his relative lack of options.

He said: "Well, he hasn't had much game action and this is the Premier League, so I would suggest that I might be a better judge than he is.

"But I like his confidence and he has trained very well today, so I am very pleased with him."

Pardew is hoping against hope that De Jong is not the only new arrival ahead of Friday night's transfer deadline, with the club's bid for Lyon midfielder Clement Grenier still on the table as they look for a replacement for Yohan Cabaye.

The manager insisted as it became obvious that Cabaye would get his move to Paris St Germain earlier this week that he would have to be replaced, and the clock is now ticking.

Asked if he was hopeful of landing Grenier, Pardew said: "I don't know. We have two days left and we will have to wait and see. I'm obviously hopeful and that's where I sit today."

Asked further if his hand would be weakened should no replacement arrive, he added: "Well, of course. You can't take a player out like Cabaye and say it's not going to weaken you. It is, unless we can replace him like for like.

"But whether we can do that, I don't know."


New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Three Bears consortium criticise Rangers board over Mike Ashley loan

The Three Bears consortium have criticised Rangers' decision to shun their offer in favour of Sports Direct's £10m loan.

Transfer news: Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko happy at the club

Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko is happy to stay at the club, despite rumours he is a target for Arsenal.

Transfer news: Samuel Eto'o leaves Everton for Sampdoria on free transfer

Samuel Eto'o has completed his free transfer from Everton to Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company