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Newcastle Close To Full Strength As Injured Magpies Spotted In Training


Earlier in the week, Jamaal Lascelles revealed that Jonjo Shelvey had returned to training. When talking about making his 100th appearance in the Premier League for Newcastle, the captain was asked about the togetherness of the squad during the recent rough patch.

In his answer, Lascelles made the following assertions about training this week:

“Hopefully, Jonjo’s fit. We’ve made a few changes. Lads have had to adapt to different styles of play, which might take a while to bed in.”

Newcastle have tweeted the following three images of Jonjo Shelvey in training along with a happy birthday message for the now 28-year-old.

This is a positive indication that Jonjo will at least make the squad on against Burnley on Saturday. Bruce may be hesitant to start the midfielder straight away given his struggle with injuries over the past few seasons.

Jonjo has not played since starting the dramatic 1-0 win over Chelsea in January. He had just returned to action in a late cameo during the FA Cup win over Rochdale a few days before. He initially injured his hamstring on New Year’s Day against Leicester City.

So it may be best to ease Jonjo back into the team with a substitute appearance first before handing him his next start. However, we surely have missed the playmaker in the center of the pitch, and having him back should provide a boost for this squad.

In the images released of the entire group, we see Javier Manquillo and Yoshinori Muto continue to work their way back to full fitness. Right-back Emil Krafth is also seen training with the lads after he injured his ankle ligaments against Everton in January.

Unfortunately, there is no sight of Andy Carroll just yet as he struggles to recover from his hip pointer. Hopefully, he’ll be back in the not too distant future to give Bruce another option upfront.

We also learned earlier this morning that Ciaran Clark will miss the remainder of the season with damage to his ankle ligaments.

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161 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #1

    I have placed the Four Curses of Tong Wu on Burnley lads, so the points are already in the bowl…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #2

    Consider this a guarantee of success. Like having Mike Ashley as owner or Mr. Brucie as …. errm well whatever he is…..

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #3

    A lot of people reading this comment and assuming it means the team needs to adapt to new styles of play which is due to Bruce changing tactics/formation. Am I the only one that reads this as the new lads coming in Jan have to adapt to the current style of play (new to them)??? Please tell me I’m wrong!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Can we get some discussion going on here? Well…. can we? Let’s see some enthusiasm lads!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #5

    It means everybody has to adapt to whatever dumbass strategy Mr. Brucie wants. Let’s get behind him and push him oot lads! Oot with Brucie!!!!!

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  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #6
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Somebody open the door while we push Brucie oot….. actually never mind….

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  • geordietom

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #8

    EGB …

    i always thought Aikido was a breed of dog …

    😀

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Jib should that not read clueless.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #10

    GeordieTwo

    Well I might go bet the house on us now.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #11

    This is terrifying. One of wor top goal scorers, Clark is oot for the season! How can we replace him? Wor Joe has been getting goal scoring lessons from him and now he’s done. Sad, sad days….

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #12

    An absolute certainty droppy mate. Tong Wu never fails…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2020 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #13

    We’ve got some good chances for points coming up now. Let’s not bollocks this up Mr. Brucie. Get a plan! Think of something!!!

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  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #14

    A mate had an Akita
    It killed Alsatians for fun

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Have you thought of anything yet Brucie???

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #16

    How are we going to replace a fine goal scorer like Ciaran Clark? We can’t! We just don’t have the depth at the goal scoring positions of CB, MF, etc. etc….Now don’t start looking at the strikers you lot! They have their own troubles to deal with. Of all the nerve, expecting goals from them. Harrumph!!!!

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #17

    Ianis Hagi , Rangers player , Gheorghe’s lad , looks a canny player

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  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Killed Alsations for fun Jib ?

    What kind of friend is that ?

    You keeping bad company ?

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  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib

    I posted earlier that you are a valuable member of this blog … your an antique !

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #20

    Jib

    Young Hagi does look very good.

    Watched him in the Euros for Romania U21s.

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  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #21

    Jib

    I just got a glimpse of your Ianis hagi post and thought Janis Ian …jibs reporting she’s buped it .

    Teach me to read through too fast .

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  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #22

    OLG
    Any other breed it never turned a hair
    My mate reckoned it had a bad experience with an Alsatian as a pup.
    Strangely it died of diabetes quite young.

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  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #23

    Munster did you post this or has someone taken over your account ?

    Munster Mag

    Feb 27, 2020 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #33
    Bantr, thank rafa for slinging the strikers and wasting more of the clubs money on muto. Just how much did he spunk away? And wanted to spend 20 mill on Kenedy and 20 on a donkey from Holland. Wow.”

    Shocking . None of the above is true.

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  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Bills son is back

    Bills son ..I recall reading, you once wrote .. “Ashley is the best thing to happen to this club”

    Would you now concede and say ..Ashley is the worse thing to happen to the club ?

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  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib

    I had a Jack Russell that was like that but he went for anything ..once bit a fire engine.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #27

    OLG

    Ha ha ha

    A fire engine? They can be spiky as hell but the most loyal little dogs in the world.

    1
  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #28

    Rafa did not sign Muto .

    4
  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #29

    My cousin had a JR that used to lie in wait and ambush the postie

    😀

    1
  • hibbit

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #30

    droppy have you ever come across any Norfolk terriers on your travels ????

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Jib

    When I had a paper round many moons ago, there was a cat that used to do that.

    He’d either lie in the long grass and pounce on your legs or wait indoors until you opened the letter box and have your finger ends off. Little bollix of a thing.

    1
  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Rafa wanted to retain Perez and Rondon .

    Rafa did not want to keep Kenedy

    The donkey from Holland was newspaper talk ..no truth in it.

    Bad post from you Munster..innacurate

    No offence but half truths and no truths come across as spite and propaganda.

    Be true and honest man.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Hibbit

    Can’t say that I have mate.

    Lakeland, Bedlington and Manchester terriers aplenty though.

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #34

    Muto was signed the same week we got Big Ron on loan from WBA
    when Gayle went the other way
    I think Rafa (despite the remark “I think he’s a striker”) bought him from
    Mainz thinking he was an upgrade on Dwight.

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  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #36

    Droopy

    Aye.. it used to ride on any dogs back until the dog it was sitting on had a nervous breakdown ..we turned hoses on it ..tempted it with grub to no avail ..It would have won the grand national on a racehorse..bareback. Little bugger ..

    1
  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #37

    Jib

    Hands up

    Does “Muto? “I think hes a striker ” not alert you to the obvious ?

    I would not discount it as I heard Rafa say it.

    4
  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Wor Jack Russell used to help in getting friends Ewes in .

    So we called him JR .

    J R Ewing.

    4
  • Jib

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Scouse version of “Silence of the lambs”
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    ….. “Shurrup Ewes”

    1
  • Online Guy

    Feb 27, 2020 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #40

    I’ll get me coat.

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