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Some Of The Things Howe Said At His Press Conference – Schar Out For Season

Eddie Howe has given his press conference for the game tomorrow afternoon (3:00pm KO) at Burnley.

Even though Burnley are second from bottom of the league and fighting for survival this will be a tough game to win.

And we are still getting injuries with Fabian Scha out for the season with a slight hamstring injury.

Here are some of the comments Eddie Howe made this morning.

On Fabian Schar missing:

“Fabian will miss a period of time with a minor hamstring problem. He won’t be available tomorrow and I doubt we’ll see him again this season.”

“In the center-back position we’re lighter than we’d like to be with Jamaal, Sven and now Fabian missing but Emil came on and played really, really well last week.”

Emil has played well in that central position well for us this year, going back to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup where I thought he was outstanding.”

“I have no doubts over his qualities.”

Emil Krafth has never let Newcastle down and he’s an excellent squad player who doesn;t get the credit he deserves – he’s a steady and experienced defender at right-back or center-back.

On Kieran Trippier – still not fit:

“Kieran hasn’t trained with the group this week, he’s been away training by himself with our physiotherapist. We anticipate he’ll be back next week to train, hopefully.”

“He could be involved before the end of the season.”

On Miggy and Joelinton back in training:

“We’ve had Miggy and Joelinton return this week, their first steps back into full team training.”

“We’ve also seen Nick Pope as well so it’s been a good week. It’s certainly given us a big lift.”

“We’ll see after today if they’re available for Burnley. I’ve got to make the right decisions individually and for the team.”

And what Newcastle need to do in the final four games of this season – here’s a wild guess – win games?

“We know we’re going to have to win games to qualify for Europe and we know it’s going to be tight.”

“We’re up against top quality teams and Chelsea are in a good vein of form too so I think it will go right to the wire.”

As usual, those are good sensible comments from Eddie Howe, our talented head coach.

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