Eddie Howe will have Anthony Gordon available for Sunday’s match against Manchester United according to Luke Edwards with The Telegraph. The winger will make his return after being sidelined for the previous two fixtures with an ankle injury.
Gordon made his full Newcastle debut in the defeat at Manchester City. During that match, he injured his ankle forcing him to miss the two recent 2-1 wins. He’ll now come back into the fold on Sunday.
The 22-year-old’s return is timely with Miguel Almiron out of action for most of April, a month of seven fixtures for The Magpies. Eddie Howe started Jacob Murphy on the right for the two victories.
It’s likely Murphy retains his place against the Red Devils, though Gordon is an option on both flanks. Left wing is an area of intrigue this week after Elliot Anderson’s star turn at the City Ground.
Allan Saint-Maximin was withdrawn at halftime against Forest paving the way for Anderson’s outstanding display. Saint-Maximin has likely recovered from his minor muscle issue with the possibility he keeps his place this weekend.
The jury is out on the availability of Sven Botman. The defender was forced to withdraw from the Dutch camp with an illness. Edwards believes it’s touch and go for Sven against Man United. It apparently was a case of food poisoning that delayed his debut for the Netherlands.