Martin Dubravka has handed Steve Bruce a huge boost at Newcastle United

Martin Dubravka is fit and ready for the Premier League’s restart – after recovering from what he feared was a season-ending injury.

Dubravka suffered a knee injury in Newcastle United’s last game, the 1-0 win over Southampton in March.

The goalkeeper left the stadium on crutches, and Karl Darlow – who has played in the club’s cup ties this season – was on standby to deputise in the Premier League. However, football was then suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Dubravka has since recovered from the problem and will play against Sheffield United at St James’s Park on June 21.

"I feel all right,” Dubravka told NUFC TV. "Obviously, I've done different movements, so the first week, for me, was strange.

"I wasn’t sure if my knee was 100% repaired, but it is now, and I don't even need to think about it. I’m glad that I’m 100% ready – and ready to be on the pitch."

Martin Dubravka.