Emil Krafth seems to have missed today’s training session due to the thigh strain he suffered on Wednesday against Leicester City. However, both Miguel Almiron and Jetro Willems have taken part. Almiron and Willems were said to be doubts for Watford in Bruce’s press conference this morning.
Steve Bruce admitted this morning that he has concerns about whether several of his players will be fit for tomorrow's match, but @JetroWillems_15, Joelinton and Miguel Almirón all took part in today's session.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) August 30, 2019
It may be that Emil Krafth does not take part in tomorrow’s match at Watford. We did see a smiling Javier Manquillo in some of the images the club has released. He can come into the side tomorrow if need be and hopefully blend back into the team.
Manquillo played well against Arsenal in the first match this season. He also played some of his best football for Newcastle when he replaced DeAndre Yedlin towards the end of last season. We noticed that DeAndre participated in the session so he must be getting really close to a return.
We are very hopeful that Jetro Willems can start on Saturday. He played exceptionally well on Wednesday and is a natural left-back. If he can take part against Watford that would be a nice boost for Steve Bruce.
It also looks like a pretty good bet that Miguel Almiron will start tomorrow. He had a tremendous performance against Tottenham where he ran himself into the ground.
From these images, it looks like a relaxed group as they prepare for Watford. This is a great opportunity for the lads to pick up three points and climb the table before the international break.