Emre blow for Toon
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Newcastle midfielder Emre is set for a spell on the sidelines.Newcastle midfielder Emre is set for a spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed he damaged his hamstring in midweek.
Turkish schemer Emre pulled up sharply during the midweek defeat at Wigan and it appeared at first sight that he had picked up a major problem.
Newcastle are attempting to paint a positive picture on the player's plight, but a strain has been diagnosed and he could be sidelined for a number of weeks.
"Emre had a scan yesterday and it shows he's got a strain," said manager Graeme Souness.
"It's high up on his hamstring, but it's not a major tear so we'll have to wait and see how he is in a few days.
"But he will play no part on Saturday against Aston Villa."
Emre suffered a similar problem earlier in the season and is unlikely to be rushed back, especially with the busy festive period on the horizon.