Date: 31st March 2006 at 10:45am
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Scott Parker is awaiting the results of tests which will determine whether or not he is suffering from glandular fever.

If they prove positive, he will miss the rest of the league campaign and end any slim hopes of joining the England World Cup squad.

Glenn Roeder: ‘The latest situation is that Scott will stay at his home in Newcastle for the next week when his condition will be monitored by our medical team.

‘It is probable that he will have further tests to determine that if he has glandular fever, just what strain it is and the strength of it.

‘But I spoke to Scott last night and he says he will be absolutely devastated if he does have to miss the rest of the season.

‘He insisted last night that he has really enjoyed his first season with us and that he does not want it to end in this way.

‘However, I have reminded him that his Newcastle career is only just starting and that he is going to have a lot of better times ahead with this football club.’