Craig Hope in an exclusive in the Mail this afternoon is reporting that both Paul Dummett and Federico Fernandez have been ruled out of tomorrow’s game against Leicester City.
And DeAndre Yedlin will have a late fitness test.
Paul Dummett – ruled out with a hamstring problem
Exclusive: Major blow for NUFC boss Rafa Benitez with key defenders Paul Dummett & Federico Fernandez ruled out of tomorrow’s visit of Leicester & DeAndre Yedlin set for fitness test https://t.co/G2xeDw9f0O
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) September 28, 2018
Fernandez and Dummett both have hamstring injuries so they will likely not be fit for the game at Old Trafford next Saturday.
DeAndre Yedlin has an ankle problem but is expected to be fit.
We suppose the Ciaran Clark will come in for the in-form Federico Fernandez and probably Javier Manquillo will deputize for Dummett.
Newcastle have not been successful in getting another specialist left back to push Dummett for the starting position.
This is a late major blow to Newcastle and lessens the chance we can get the win tomorrow – but of course, it’s still possible.