Newcastle United published a collection of photographs of the lads training yesterday, and there were a few interesting items that was noticed.
? Check out our gallery of the best photos from training as the lads prepare for the trip to @NorwichCityFC on Saturday.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 15, 2019
The first thing that we noticed was that Jonjo Shelvey was participating in the training session. This was a reassuring sight as Jonjo had been substituted in the 53rd minute due to a knee problem. Though he seems to have recovered from that knock.
Steve Bruce provides a Jonjo Shelvey injury update. "He's got a sore knee, so we've got to see how it is. We don't think it's too bad, so hopefully he's going to be okay." #NUFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) August 12, 2019
The second thing that was brought up was that Allan Saint-Maximin was not featured in any of the photographs. We are not sure if this was just happenstance, or if he missed the training session for some reason. We checked his Twitter account and he is still interacting with fans so it does not appear to be related to an injury. Some fans have also posted photographs they took with him yesterday.
The last item that was noticed and was reported about today was that four players who were left out of the 25-man squad were training with the first-team. These players are Jack Colback, Jamie Sterry, Rolando Aarons, and Henri Saivet. So it looks like Steve Bruce has kept them all involved while they look for loan deals.
The Shields Gazette earlier today had reported that Jack Colback was shocked he was left out of the squad. We really don’t see whose place he could have taken with Andy Carroll coming in and Dwight Gayle remaining at the club. While the squad is a little thin in midfield, there is Matty Longstaff will provide cover.
— Shields Gazette (@shieldsgazette) August 15, 2019