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:
5. Duo jostle for Saka
Juventus and Atletico Madrid have both been credited with an interest in Arsenal star Bukayo Saka, with Italian reports suggesting the Gunners could let him go for €50m. The youngster scored seven goals and made ten assists for his side last season. (Daily Mail)
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6. Blues look to win race for midfielder
Reports from Italy have suggested that Chelsea are looking to beat Juventus to the signing of Monaco midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni, and are aware of the threat posed by the Blues. The highly-rated 21-year-old was Ligue 1's young player of the season for 2020/21. (Sport Witness)
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7. Brighton star wants Champions League football
Brighton ace Yves Bissouma has revealed he revealed the last transfer window wasn't his "time to go", but has admitted his long-term ambition is to play Champions League football. He was heavily linked with Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd over the summer. (Club website)
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8. Leeds target set to pen new Terriers deal
Leeds United look to have missed out on key transfer target Lewis O'Brien. The Huddersfield Town midfielder, who the Whites are believed to have made a series of bids up to £13m for over the summer, is said to be close to finalising a three-year deal. (Football Insider)
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