Rafa Benitez gives DeAndre Yedlin fitness update ahead of Norwich game

DeAndre Yedlin
DeAndre Yedlin

Rafa Benitez is hopeful DeAndre Yedlin will be fit to face Norwich City.

Yedlin was forced off during Newcastle United's 1-1 draw against Aston Villa with an ankle problem.

But Benitez is confident that the right-back will be OK to play against Championship leaders Norwich City at St James's Park tomorrow night.

Midfielder Jack Colback is also expected to be fit, having been sidelined last week with an injury suffered in training.

"Colback is training, doing fine," said United manager Benitez, who is without the suspended Vurnon Anita.

"Yedlin was injured coming off the pitch, so we will have to see about him. I think he will be fine."

Anita will be back from a three-game ban for Saturday's game against Rotherham United at the New York Stadium on Saturday.