Two Newcastle United players left out of Eddie Howe's 25-man Premier League squad

Newcastle United have revealed the two players to miss out on places in Eddie Howe’s Premier League squad.

The club submitted its 25-man squad list last week following the arrival of Loris Karius on a short-term contract in the wake of the training ground ankle injury suffered by Karl Darlow, the club’s second-choice goalkeeper.

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And United today published the list ahead of Saturday’s home game against Bournemouth.

However, Darlow and Jonjo Shelvey sidelined with the hamstring problem he suffered in pre-season, are included in the squad.

A club statement read: “Krafth, who suffered an anterior cruciate ligament knee injury in the Carabao Cup win over Tranmere Rovers, misses out on a place, while Shelvey and Darlow – who are both expected to return to action before the Sweden international – are named.”

Goalkeeper Mark Gillespie, signed as a free agent two years ago, misses out on a place in the squad. The 30-year-old’s last first-team appearance for the club came two years ago in a Carabao Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Mark Gillespie.

Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe spoke about Shelvey’s likely inclusion in the squad last month.

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“I’d say he’d be in the squad without giving a 100% guarantee. There's a chance that he’ll be back and have a chance to play (before January), which, at the moment, we think there is,” said Howe.

A number of departures late in the summer transfer window ensured that there were not more players needing to be left out.

Speaking last month, Howe said: "At the moment, I’d say we have a group that is quite stable in terms of numbers. I would say the majority of players who have trained day to day with us will form our 25-man squad.

"We’re really pushed in terms of numbers currently, but I wouldn't say they’re necessarily competing for a place in the squad. I don't see the 25-man squad being a big fight for places there.”

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Midfielder Elliot Anderson doesn’t take up a place as he is aged 19.

SQUAD: Pope, Darlow, Karius; Trippier, Dummett, Botman, Schar, Lascelles, Lewis, Targett, Manquillo, Burn; Joelinton, Shelvey, Ritchie, Willock, Longstaff, Guimaraes; Wilson, Saint-Maximin, Isak, Wood, Fraser, Murphy, Almiron.