Newcastle's Rob Elliot WILL play against Bournemouth, but Rolando Aarons faces month on sidelines

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Steve McClaren says Newcastle United goalkeeper Rob Elliot IS fit to face Bournemouth

Elliot aggravated a thigh injury in last weekend's goalless draw against Stoke City.

And the club, which had put 18-year-old Freddie Woodman on standby to play against Bournemouth, was looking into the possibility of signing a goalkeeper on an emergency loan while Elliot's problem was assessed.

But the 29-year-old has made a successful return to training this week, and he will line up for United at the Goldsands Stadium tomorrow.

Head coach McClaren said: "He's fit to play. We've given him enough time to rest and recover. He's worked for the past two days, and he's trained this morning."

McClaren also confirmed that defender Daryl Janmaat was available after recovering from a minor knee problem that forced him off against Stoke.

Rob Elliot

Rob Elliot

"He's fit as well," said McClaren. "We have got a few injuries on the periphery, but, basically, we are trying to get consistency – that's the key word."

However, winger Rolando Aarons faces "three or four weeks" on the sidelines after twisting his ankle, according to McClaren.

Bournemouth are a point above 17th-placed Newcastle, who have won just one Premier League match this season.