Rafa Benitez has a worrying fitness concern ahead of Newcastle's game against Leicester

Newcastle United's players have been finalising preparations for Saturday's home game against Leicester City.

Thursday, 27th September 2018, 9:32 am
Updated Thursday, 27th September 2018, 9:52 am
Salomon Rondon.

However, there was no sign of Salomon Rondon in a gallery of training photographs published by the club's official website yesterday.

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Rondon was withdrawn at the break after struggling through the first half and replaced with Joselu.

"He was not feeling well," said United manager Rafa Benitez. "It’s not a precaution, as he couldn’t continue.

“You could see that he was uncomfortable in the first half.”

Joselu – who started the club's last home game against Arsenal – is on standby to deputise if Rondon fails to prove his fitness.

Winless Newcastle are 18th in the premier League table, while Leicester are ninth.