Injury updates emerged on several key Newcastle United players.
Summer signing Allan Saint-Maximin has confirmed he will train on his ‘day off’ today and says he’s feeling ‘a lot better’, thinking he will be able to play at the weekend.
Club’s record signing Joelinton’s hip injury is not severe, meaning he has been able to train despite being forced off at Norwich City. However, there is still no sign of Dwight Gayle – who is said to be ‘a couple of weeks’ away.
Meanwhile, Florian Lejeune and Andy Carroll have been spotted back on the training field, but the Chronicle states that both will not return before the international break, with manager Steve Bruce recently suggesting that the powerhouse striker may need ‘at least’ another month.
Meanwhile, Allan Saint-Maximin missed last weekend’s 3-1 loss at Norwich, with 58-year-old manager confirming he could not train due to a ‘tight hamstring’, but it sounds like he is now in contention for the trip to Premier League hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur, the player stated:
“I think there is a chance because I work hard. I do a lot of training. “I’ll train on Thursday – normally it’s a day off, but I’ll train then – and I think I can train three days and can see if I can play against Tottenham.
“I feel a lot better, and I think if I get through the training on Friday, I can play.”
Tottenham Hotspur will be clear favourites to beat the Magpies at the weekend with Steve Bruce’s men pointless after two matches in the Premier League.