Newcastle have released some images from Monday’s training session. All the photos can be seen through the link in the tweet below.
Man Utd prep. ?
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 23, 2019
The images reveal Jetro Willems is back in training. The Dutchman missed the win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. He was also absent from any of the training pictures the club released last week.
Jetro can be spotted in the gym and on the pitch, so it’s looking quite positive on him returning for the trip to Old Trafford on Thursday. Yesterday, Steve Bruce said that Jetro missed out due to a ‘whack on the knee’ suffered in the loss at Burnley.
It’s great to see him in with a chance on Boxing Day. There were no sightings of Paul Dummett so we assume he is doubtful to make the trip on Thursday.
A couple of players who have been ruled out for Thursday were also in the images. One is Ki Sung-yueng who is still recovering from an illness.
Some other encouraging news is that Jamaal Lascelles has returned to light training. He was seen in three of the pictures jogging by himself. It looks like the captain is on track to make his return next month.