Graeme Jones issues positive Newcastle United injury update

Graeme Jones has issued an injury update ahead of his first game in charge of Newcastle United.

Jones was put in charge on an “interim basis” following the departure of head coach Steve Bruce earlier this week.

Newcastle, 19th in the Premier League with three points from eight games, take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this afternoon looking for their first win of the season.

Jones will be without the suspended Jonjo Shelvey following the midfielder’s dismissal against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, while goalkeeper Martin Dubravka, yet to play this season, and defender Paul Dummett are edging closer to their respective comebacks.

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Asked for an injury update, Jones said: “Same as, really. Martin Dubravka’s trained this week, but obviously it’s early. Jonjo’s obviously suspended. Paul Dummett’s back out on the training pitch. Elliot Anderson trained individually. We’re getting to the point where, touch wood, we’ve got a full quota to choose from.”

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