JOHN Carver has revealed three of Newcastle United’s injured players could return to action at Hull City on Saturday – but the game has come too soon for Siem de Jong.
Gabriel Obertan, Mehdi Abeid and Davide Santon – who all played in a 3-1 behind closed doors win over Carlisle on Tuesday – all return to contention.
However, de Jong is not expected to be involved, despite scoring in that fixture.
Carver said: “Siem is looking even stronger but this game may come too soon. He’s given the group a massive boost because of his presence.
“Gabriel Obertan will be involved this weekend, as will Mehdi Abeid and Davide Santon.”