Steve Bruce earlier confirmed that Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, and Paul Dummett will be out for Wednesday’s match against Leicester City.
The head coach has drafted young Kelland Watts in to train with the first-team today. Kelland had been on loan at Stevenage but has been recalled recently.
Newcastle released images from today’s training session which can be seen here. Kelland Watts is featured in several of the images.
In the introduction to the pictures, the club confirm that the 19-year-old has returned from Stevenage and is training with the first team.
Watts had a successful loan spell with the League Two club until he injured himself in the First Round of the FA Cup against Peterborough in early November. He was forced to leave the match early after a rash challenge for which he was cautioned.
Kelland Watts– back at Newcastle
Watts made a total of 19 appearances while on loan playing in four different positions – center-back, midfield, right-back, and left-wing.
Due to his versatility, we could see Kelland in the match-day squad on Wednesday as he would be able to cover a number of positions. In last season’s finale, Watts was on the bench for the 4-0 win at Fulham along with another young defender, Lewis Cass.
The 20-year-old local lad signed a long-term deal with Newcastle on November 7th. He’s also been capped twice for England at the U19 level.
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