Rafa Benitez rocked by injury blow ahead of Newcastle's game against Brighton

Rob Elliot is OUT of Newcastle United's home game against Brighton and Hove Albion.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 29th December 2017, 1:34 pm
Updated Friday, 29th December 2017, 1:55 pm
Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

The goalkeeper has been ruled out of tomorrow's game with a thigh problem after being kicked in Wednesday night's home defeat to Manchester City.

Karl Darlow is on standby to play in goal against Chris Hughton's side.

Rob Elliot

"Elliot is not available," said United manager Benitez. "He had a kick in his thigh and he felt it a little bit. He's rested."

Benitez will also be without Aleksandar Mitrovic (back), Florian Lejeune (foot) and Jesus Gamez (ankle).

However, Isaac Hayden is set to return to his squad.

Rob Elliot