Rafa Benitez gave his press conference earlier today for the tough game at Wolves on Monday night.
Everybody is fit except Jonjo Shelvey and fourth choice goalkeeper Rob Elliott.
And Rafa will not take any chances with Jonjo with local lad Sean Longstaff playing so well in central midfield.
Left-back Paul Dummett (hamstring), goalkeeper Karl Darlow (elbow), and central midfielders Ki Sung-yueng (hamstring) and Mo Diame (hip) are all available to play.
That’s good to have them back for the 13 game run-in to the season – and the bench on Monday night at Molineux will be strong – not to mention the starting eleven.
Miguel Almiron – in training yesterday
Rafa was upbeat as usual and he has talked about Wolves, and new signing Barreca and Almiron:
“They have a good manager and some very good players – they have players who have been champions of Europe and internationals at every level. They are doing really well.”
“He (Antonio Barreca) knows what we want and we’re working on that. The week away will be another opportunity for him to get to know his teammates.”
“He will need some time but he is very focussed.”
“When you have so many days without a game – especially with new players – it is important for everyone to know each other better.”
“We’re not going there on holiday – we’ll be doing double sessions and we’ll have time to adjust things.”
“He (Almiron) has been talking with the nutritionist already – he’s quite professional. Everything we try to do with every player, we will do with him.”
With almost a full squad now available, Sean Longstaff looking like a budding star for us, and getting in new signing Almiron and Barreca to the club, fans are naturally upbeat.
Now we need to get some wins on the board.