Miguel Almiron ready to step back on to the pitch after Newcastle United agony

Miguel Almiron’s set to make his comeback ahead of the Copa America.

Friday, 7th June 2019, 4:43 pm
Updated Friday, 7th June 2019, 5:43 pm
Miguel Almiron in training with Paraguay.

The Newcastle United midfielder is set to play for Paraguay in Sunday’s friendly against Guatemala.

Almiron had left the field in tears after suffering a hamstring injury against Southampton at St James’s Park in April.

The 25-year-old, signed from Atlanta United in January for a club-record fee, missed Newcastle’s last three Premier League games, and set his sights on recovering in time for his country’s Copa America campaign.

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Paraguay play Qatar, Argentina and Colombia in the group stages.