Newcastle rocked by Daryl Janmaat knee injury

Injury blow for Newcastle United's Daryl Janmaat
Injury blow for Newcastle United's Daryl Janmaat

Newcastle United star Daryl Janmaat has ben forced to pull out of the Holland squad with a knee injury.

The right-back had forced his way back into the Netherlands reckoning after a fine start to the season.

But Janmaat has now withdrawn from the squad, though the extent of his injury hasn’t been revealed yet.

It will be a huge concern for Newcastle boss Steve McClaren, however. Janmaat is Newcastle’s only recognised first-team right-back, though youngster Kevin Mbabu has emerged in recent weeks.

However, Mbabu was forced off against Manchester City on Saturday with a hamstring strain, and is set for a spell on the sidelines.

Holland take on Kazakhstan on Saturday, followed by a game against Czech Republic on Tuesday.

Vurnon Anita, Tim Krul and Georginio Wijnaldum remain with the squad.