The Magpies returned to winning ways against Wolves last week to move 10 points clear of the relegation zone and now Howe has provided an update on a quartet of injured players ahead of Sunday’s clash with Leicester
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The Magpies lost five players in the 1-0 win wolves Last Friday when they moved 10 points clear of the bottom three while winger Ryan Fraser had to be taken off during that game to add something Eddie Howe ‘s bad luck with injuries.
But the 44-year-old has given an update on the Scotland international ahead of Sunday’s clash leicester City, along with three other team members, while the Magpies search for back-to-back wins.
Fraser started against Bruno Lage’s side last Friday but was substituted after just 13 minutes with a hamstring injury and as a result has not been able to train this week, prompting Howe to reveal the 28-year-old is a doubt for Sunday .
talk to him Pre-game press conference, he said: “I don’t think it’s that bad. But it was enough to get rid of him, we had a scan and it showed a very small problem. Hopefully it doesn’t take too long for him and we’ll have to see if he makes this game.”
It would be another huge blow for the Magpies as Fraser has impressed with two goals and two assists in his last eight starts since the turn of the year ahead of Friday’s game against Wolves, meaning Howe will most likely turn to Miguel Almiron to help its place to the right to bring.
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Midfielder Joe Willock also missed out on victory at St James’ Park last week after struggling with a knee injury and illness. the previous arsenal Humans played a key role in this newcastle ‘s revival this year, which is part of a solid midfield threesome alongside Jonjo Shelvey and Joelinton.
Willock was replaced last week by Bruno Guimaraes, who was signed in midfield in January and while it’s not certain he will regain his place in the starting XI this weekend, Howe has confirmed he hopes to have him available.
Howe added: “Joe has been making good progress and training this week, we hope he stays fit. As I sit here we have a bit of an illness at camp that has been with us for most of the season so let’s take a close look at that.
The Magpies boss has also provided positive information on the condition of long-term injured couple Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson, who are both making good progress with their rehabilitation at the club, although a specific return date has not yet been set for the couple.
Of Trippier, Howe said, “Kieran is a little ahead of schedule. He starts walking back onto the grass with his boots on, that’s a great sign for us. He still needs to build up his fitness now but he’s in a good place.”
Howe added: “Callum was now hitting balls towards goal with no goalkeeper. It’s only against mannequins but he’s gradually building up to where he wants to be so it’s great to see.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/eddie-howe-newcastle-injury-update-26720986 Newcastle boss Eddie Howe gives an update on four injury concerns ahead of the Leicester clash