Newcastle United have released their training images from today’s session as the lads return from the winter break. We face Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.
The images showed that a couple of players have at least returned to training in some capacity. The images can be seen here.
Joelinton’s rib injury must not have been too severe as he was back in full training today. He was forced off in the first half of the FA Cup replay win at Oxford.
He was joined by Yoshinori Muto, who was involved in full training today. Muto suffered a hip injury in the second half of the 1-1 draw at Rochdale in the FA Cup third round.
We were delighted to see Javier Manquillo out on the grass. It doesn’t look like he was involved with his teammates, but he was likely doing some individual drills.
We’ll wait to see if Andy Carroll and Dwight Gayle will be involved later this week. They were reportedly in with a shot for Arsenal, but that’s not looking too promising at the moment.
There’s also Jonjo Shelvey and Emil Krafth, whose injuries are longer term. Though the Chronicle have reported that Bruce thinks Jonjo is touch and go for Arsenal.
It was also great to see young Tom Allan training with the first-team. The 20-year-old has 9 goals in his last 9 games for the U23s.