There was some good news for Newcastle with Rafa Benitez saying that central midfielder Isaac Hayden will probably be available for the game against Brighton on Saturday afternoon at St. James’ Park.
Isaac has been out for a couple of games.
But Mikel Merino did return from injury last night along with Jonjo Shelvey who served his two-match ban for being sent off late in the home game against Everton.
But it seems that center-back Florian Lejeune is still not fit with a slight injury to his foot, which he picked up in training.
We hope that’s not the same foot that kept him out at the beginning of the season after he was severely tackled by Harry Kane in the first game.
But Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jesus Gamez are still not fit.
This is what Rafa has said about the injuries:
“Maybe Hayden will be available.” “Aleksandar Mitrovic no, Jesus Gamez no.”
“I think that maybe Hayden will have a chance.”
“Lejeune had a kick in the training session and has a problem with his foot.”
“I don’t think that he will be available.”
We wonder if Henri Saivet will come back into the squad on Saturday?