Eddie Howe's 'late call' on Newcastle United player

Eddie Howe will make a “late call” on Joe Willock for the visit of Wolverhampton Wanderers to St James’s Park.

The Newcastle United midfielder has a “slight knee problem” ahead of tomorrow night’s home game.

"Joe Willock’s got a slight knee problem that has been there for, I’d say, a couple of weeks,” said head coach Eddie Howe, who has Miguel Almiron back from illness. “So we’re going to make a late call on him. We don’t think it’s anything serious, but, certainly, he’s become a little bit more aware of it in training, and it’s something we need to stay on top of.”

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Asked if there were any other doubts, Howe said: “Not apart from the long-termers. There’s been a bit of illness in the camp for a while actually, I’d say three or four weeks, and when these things go through your squad, you're always picking up the effects of it.”

Joe Willock is a doubt for Newcastle United.Joe Willock is a doubt for Newcastle United.
Joe Willock is a doubt for Newcastle United.

Newcastle are 15th in the Premier League table

Eddie Howe at Tottenham Hotspur.Eddie Howe at Tottenham Hotspur.
Eddie Howe at Tottenham Hotspur.