Rafa Benitez gave an injury update for Newcastle at his press conference this afternoon, and he said that we will know more about captain Jamaal Lascelles (above) next week, but Christian Atsu (thigh) could be out for a few weeks.
As we heard yesterday, Mikel Merino (back) has returned to Newcastle from Spain to train, and he could even make the home game against Watford a week tomorrow depending on how he does in training and whether the back plays up at all next week.
Maybe it’s just us but why did Christian Atsu join up with the Ghana squad when they were already out of the World Cup, and he trained with them and got injured.
He had been withdrawn from the game against Bournemouth because of a knock – so it seems a little stupid to us.
Christian Atsu – injured training with Ghana over International break
Paul Dummett is back in training, and the local lad could be ready for Watford and the many games that we play in December through January 1st.
Here are the 11 upcoming games starting at Old Trafford tomorrow and going through New Years Day.
Date Fixture KO time
Sat 17 Nov Man United vs Newcastle 17:30 Sat 25 Nov Newcastle vs Watford 15:00 Tue 28 Nov West Brom vs Newcastle 20:00 Sat 2 Dec Chelsea vs Newcastle 12:30 Sat 9 Dec Newcastle vs Leicester 17:30 Wed 13 Dec Newcastle vs Everton 19:45 Sat 16 Dec Arsenal vs Newcastle 15:00 Sat 23 Dec West Ham vs Newcastle 15:00 Wed 27 Dec Newcastle vs Man City 19:45 Sat 30 Dec Newcastle vs Brighton 15:00 Mon 1 Jan Stoke vs Newcastle 15:00