Newcastle United have just announced that Florian Lejeune will get a run out for the Under-23s this evening against Middlesborough.
Defender @lejeune_florian will make a significant step towards his return from an anterior cruciate ligament injury by playing for Newcastle United's under-23s against @Boro's second-string this evening.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 28, 2019
This will be Florian’s first competitive action since suffering his second knee injury against Crystal Palace in April. Lejeune recently returned to full training with his teammates and has been making excellent progress.
Steve Bruce hinted at the possibility of Florian getting some action before making his return to the Newcastle squad.
This is what the head coach said last week about Lejuene:
“I think Sunday will be too early.
“The big thing with Flo was it’s been a cruciate and I would like to see him get something behind closed doors – a game of some sort.
“I’ve set a target of maybe after the international break with Flo. He’s made great progress.”
We’ll have our fingers crossed that the Frenchman makes it through tonight’s match unscathed. This is definitely a positive sign that Lejeune is inching his way back to a return for Newcastle.