Meanwhile, the Magpies' U23 side were in action yesterday, and slipped to a 3-2 defeat against Stoke City.
Speaking after the game, Newcastle youngster Elliot Anderson remained in positive spirits, after making his comeback from injury and playing the duration of the match.
He said: “It felt good. I haven’t played a game for about four months now so it was good to be back out there, running around and trying to help the team.
“It’s good for my confidence playing my first 90 [minutes] and now it’s just about pushing on and getting my fitness levels back to how they were. I’m just trying to impress like I used to and refresh his memory of what I can do.
“I’m trying to improve the little things like my touches and stuff as I’m playing more and more. Yeah I was gutted (after picking up the injury). It couldn’t have come at a worse time but it is what it is. I’ve just got to keep working and trying to break through.
“I saw a specialist about it. We do know what [the injury] is, but it was confusing and I didn’t really want to go down the operation route so I just had to try and manage it and see how it went, luckily it feels OK.”
Take a look at the latest news round-up from the Premier League, as the build-up to the weekend's action begins:
1. Villa linked with Solomon
Aston Villa have been linked with a January raid for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Manor Solomon. He scored in both of his side's shock group stage Champions League wins against Real Madrid last season. (Sport Witness)
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2. Hornets boss in for the long haul
Watford boss Xisco Munoz has revealed his intent to stay in charge of the club for "a long time". The 41-year-old has got the new season off to a decent start with his recently-promoted side, winning two of their opening five games. (Watford Observer)
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3. Spurs boss says fans deserve more
Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has admitted the club's supporters "deserve much, much better" ahead of their trip to Arsenal this weekend. His side were thrashed 3-0 by Chelsea last weekend, but the ex-Wolves boss has insisted his side are showing signs of gelling. (Evening Standard)
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4. Mourinho eyes Man Utd defender
Roma are believed to be keen on signing full-back Diogo Dalot from Man Utd, as Jose Mourinho eyes a reunion with the player he brought to Old Trafford in 2018. The 22-year-old made his senior debut for Portugal in a 2-2 Euro 2020 draw with France earlier this year. (Calciomercato)
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