Newcastle United's Jamal Lewis ready to return after sitting out World Cup qualifier

Jamal Lewis could be back in action tomorrow ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s visit to St James’s Park.
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The Northern Ireland international missed Thursday night’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying defeat to Italy in Parma with a groin problem.

However, Lewis, signed by Newcastle United from Norwich City last summer, could return against the USA tomorrow – or in Wednesday’s World Cup qualifier against Bulgaria – according to manager Ian Baraclough

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Baraclough opted not to “risk” Lewis – who reported for international duty with the problem – in the Italy game. He said: "He hasn't trained, so it's something he's had back at his club, and we knew that coming into this camp."

Jamal Lewis.Jamal Lewis.
Jamal Lewis.

Lewis, 23, lost his place in Steve Bruce’s starting XI after last month’s 1-1 draw against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Paul Dummett – who missed most of last year with a hamstring problem – has started the club’s last three Premier League games.