Newcastle have released images, which can be seen here, from Wednesday’s training session. The Magpies are preparing for a trip to West Ham on Sunday.
Unfortunately, none of our star trio – Callum Wilson, Bruno Guimaraes, Allan Saint-Maximin – were involved in today’s training. All three are suffering from minor hamstring injuries with Wilson not expected to be fit for the weekend.
Both Guimaraes and Saint-Maximin didn’t pass late fitness tests for the scoreless draw against Crystal Palace. Saint-Maximin is currently in Monaco receiving specialist treatment. Howe said the following about Allan’s injury last week:
“There is no muscle pull with Allan, it’s more just a bit of swelling. We’re hopeful it won’t be too long.
“Whether or not he’ll be available for the next game at this moment I don’t know. But if not the next one, then definitely the one after.”
Bruno Guimaraes was involved in a Castore meet and greet with Joelinton, Javier Manquillo, and Miguel Almiron yesteray. The Brazilian told NUFC TV that he isn’t certain he’ll be ready for Sunday but is working hard toward his return saying:
“I’ve been working hard for this, it’s my goal. But I don’t know if I will be ready, I know I need to answer this question for many fans today. I am doing my best to be ready.”
To make up the numbers, Howe called up a few of the U21s for today’s session. Remi Savage, Lewis Miley, and Jay Turner-Cooke were spotted in some of the images.