Newcastle have released images of this morning’s training session. In two of those images, Fabian Schar can be seen on an exercise bike.
????? Putting the work in during the international break.
Check out our gallery from this morning's training session as our attention turns to the trip to Villa Park a week on Monday. #NUFC
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 14, 2019
The club also confirm that the 27-year-old defender is back training with his teammates in a statement provided with the pictures. This is the statement from the club about this morning’s training session:
A handful of United players are currently away with their countries, with Ciaran Clark and Martin Dúbravka involved in vital EURO 2020 qualifiers for the Republic of Ireland and Slovakia respectively, while DeAndre Yedlin (USA), Miguel Almirón (Paraguay) and Matty Longstaff (England Under-20s) are also on international duty.
The rest of Steve Bruce’s squad – including defender Fabian Schär, who is recovering from a knee injury – have been training back home, though, as attentions began to turn to the Premier League game at Villa Park.
Schar has missed Newcastle’s last three matches with his knee injury. Federico Fernandez has come in and filled in very nicely for the Swiss star.
It looks like Fabian is on his way back to full fitness. With the club confirming this morning that captain Jamaal Lascelles will be out until the new year, it’s timely that Fabian is back in training.
Newcastle also have Florian Lejeune close to making his return to the first-team. He has two reserve matches under his belt and has been in training over the past month.
Newcastle are still without Matt Ritchie, who has suffered a couple of setbacks in his return to fitness. Bruce said in his press conference last week that the 30-year-old would be given some rest as he tries to make his way back from his ankle injury.