Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Glenn's Fury at Carr KO

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Glenn's Fury at Carr KO

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Byline: By Lee Ryder

Glenn Roeder today angrily revealed how Newcastle United had been punished yet again by international football after Stephen Carr was sent home from Republic of Ireland duty with a thigh injury.

His fury comes just 24 hours before Scott Parker and Kieron Dyer play for England in a friendly with Spain and on the night that top scorer Oba Martins goes into a grudge match at Brentford for Nigeria against Ghana.

The knock sustained in training means Carr (pictured) could be out for a month ( but for Roeder the loss of the full-back is simply the straw that broke the camel's back after enduring a rough time with his international players.

The Toon boss has been without Michael Owen for the whole season due to his knee injury in the World Cup, while Steven Taylor's campaign last year was also decimated by a shoulder problem suffered after colliding with Carlton Cole in training for the England Under-21s.

And a furious Roeder told the Chronicle today: "Newcastle United have been punished terribly with injuries due to international football.

"We cannot put a world-class striker in Michael Owen on the team sheet because of his World Cup injury.

"Steven Taylor returned last season from Under-21 duty and had to have his shoulder practically sewn back on.

"And now we have lost Stephen Carr for up to a month with a thigh injury.

"We have been wounded this season.

"Even one of our fringe players, Alan O'Brien, has gone away three times and twice he has returned injured.

"We have just worked patiently with Stephen for three months, and after three games back for us he is flying home on the plane after one session with the Republic of Ireland before their Euro game with San Marino.

"The club doctor Roddy McDonald actually told me to sit down and take a deep breath when he told me that Stephen had got injured. …

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