Former Newcastle United midfielder Jermaine Jenas has rued the foot injury that will force new signing Kieran Trippier to spend several weeks on the sidelines. Jermaine Jenas talked about the injury to England international Trippier in his column on the BBC as he described the fullback as an excellent and calming player.

Newcastle United made a big coup with the signing of Kieran Trippier from Spanish champions Atletico Madrid at the start of last month. The Magpies were said to have paid around £12m to sign Trippier who then made his debut during the disappointing FA Cup third round defeat at home to lower league opposition in the form of Cambridge United. Trippier played the whole game as Newcastle United lost 1-0 to Cambridge United.

Trippier has scored in each of his last two games on the way to two important victories in the fight to survive relegation at the end of the season. He scored the third Newcastle United goal via a free-kick to seal a 3-1 home win over Everton for his first goal for his new team thereby lifting them out of the relegation zone for the first time in several months. Trippier then made it two free-kick goals in two games with the only goal during the 1-0 home win over Aston Villa. The Englishman suffered a fractured bone in his foot during the second half of the Villa game. He had to be substituted for Swedish international Emil Krafth in the 48th minute.

Jermaine Jenas described the news of the injury to Trippier as disastrous and that he’s already an important player for the Magpies.Trippier will have to sit on the sidelines for the foreseeable future after the injurypicked up against Villa. He signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Newcastle United last month and has made five appearances for the team.