Here is Newcastle United’s current injury list and expected return dates ahead of the Premier League match against West Ham United.
Newcastle host The Hammers at St James’s Park on Saturday evening (5:30pm kick-off) looking to build on their positive result against Southampton on Tuesday which saw Eddie Howe’s side confirm their place in the Carabao Cup final.
The Magpies have a few injury and suspension issues to deal with following the game after Alexander Isak was withdrawn as a concussion substitute and Bruno Guimaraes was shown a straight red card in the closing stages. Howe also confirmed right-back Javier Manquillo is facing a spell on the sidelines following a training ground injury.
While Newcastle are set to have several players missing this weekend, they are expected to welcome new January signings Anthony Gordon and Harrison Ashby to the matchday squad. Gordon arrived from Everton for £40million while Ashby was a deadline day addition from West Ham for £3million including add-ons.
Ashby could be named on the bench against his former club this Saturday alongside Gordon.
Here is Newcastle United’s current injury list and estimated return dates...
1. Nick Pope - knock
Pope withdrew from the England squad due to a ‘minor injury’. The goalkeeper has been receiving treatment but managed to get through Newcastle’s full match against Nottingham Forest on Friday night. Estimated return date: 02/04 - Manchester United (H)
2. Allan Saint-Maximin - hamstring
Saint-Maximin was withdrawn at half-time against Nottingham Forest with a tight hamstring. What Howe said: “Allan wasn’t quite right today, physically, I didn’t think. He’s been carrying a tight hamstring. I don’t think it’s a pull, it’s just a little bit of tightness.” Estimated return date: 02/04 - Manchester United (H) Photo: Laurence Griffiths
3. Callum Wilson - illness
Wilson dropped out of the Newcastle starting line-up against Wolves after missing some training during the week but was able to play the final 25 minutes off the bench. He then missed more training and was an unused substitute at Nottingham Forest. What Howe said: “He had a small bout of illness, and then just a little bit of tightness, general tightness, no injury. But, with Callum, I think we have to be very careful with him – and make sure he’s available for the rest of the season.” Estimated return date: 02/04 - Manchester United (H) Photo: Owen Humphreys
4. Joelinton - suspended
After stepping on Ruben Dias’ foot, Joelinton picked up his 10th yellow card of the season in the Premier League against Manchester City had to sit out the next two matches due to suspension. He will be back available for Newcastle’s return to Premier League action next month. What Howe said: “With the two games we’ve got to come before the international break, that’s going to be a long absence for him. I thought it was a harsh booking.”
Estimated return date: 02/04 - Manchester United (H) Photo: Getty