Rafa Benitez gives injury update on Newcastle's Mohamed Diame

Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez

Rafa Benitez has been given an injury boost ahead of Newcastle United's visit to the King Power Stadium.

On-loan striker Islam Slimani is not eligible to play against Leicester City, his parent club, tomorrow.

However, midfielder Mohamed Diame has recovered from the injury which forced him off against Huddersfield Town last weekend.

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And striker Joselu is also back on the training field after a week on the sidelines.

Asked about injuries, United manager Benitez said: "We're fine. We don't have any problems.

Mohamed Diame

Mohamed Diame

"Slimani cannot play, but Joselu has recovered and is nearly fully fit. Diame has been training."

Newcastle are 12th in the Premier League with seven games left to play.

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