Newcastle United set to be without SIX first-teamers for Leicester City Carabao Cup clash
The Magpies face Brendan Rodgers’ men in the second round of the competition on Wednesday – and head coach Bruce has admitted he is facing up to a bit of an injury crisis, after the exertions of Sunday’s Tottenham Hotspur victory.
“I have a few knocks, bumps and bruises,” said Bruce.
“Joelinton has played when he was sore with a groin – he’s a doubt. Almiron (ankle), Atsu fatigue, Schar a doubt, Lascelles extremely doubtful with a calf. Then Allan Saint-Maximim.
“Atsu in particular, he trained for a few days and did more than I thought he would be. He is a bit sore.
“I still expect to pick a squad-team, and it is a squad with 25 players, that I can pick a team to get us through.”