Newcastle United have released some images from today’s training session. The photos can be seen here.
The big news is that Jonjo Shelvey has returned to training. He joins Matt Ritchie as two of the four with long-term injuries back in team training. Dwight Gayle is back on the grass and Martin Dubravka should be close judging by his living room celebration when Slovakia qualified for the European Championships.
There also an unexpected sighting of Paul Dummett jogging amongst the pictures. He reportedly had suffered a hamstring injury that was to keep him out until well into next month. So we’re not sure what to make of that.
As for two of our recently injured stars, Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser, both were not spotted in any of the released images. Fraser is likely to be out longer than Wilson with a hamstring tear. Wilson could be within a shout to play against Chelsea on Saturday, however, that’s probably too soon.
There were a few of our internationals back. Jeff Hendrick, Emil Krafth, and Fabian Schar have returned to Newcastle in time for today’s session. Though there was no sight of Miguel Almiron which is slightly worrying.
Jamal Lewis played last night as a substitute in Northern Ireland’s 1-1 draw against Romania in the Nations League. Ciaran Clark was an unused substitute for the Republic of Ireland in yesterday’s 0-0 draw against Bulgaria.
It’s great to see both Jonjo Shelvey and Matt Ritchie involved again. Of course, we’re really excited that young Elliot Anderson continues to train with the first team. A debut could be coming soon for the midfielder.