NUFC handed double injury boost – & key man set to return on Sunday – Report

According to the Telegraph, Sean Longstaff will be fit to face Leicester City on Sunday.

Luke Edwards’ piece also reveals that Dwight Gayle looks set to return to first-team training this week for the first time this season.

Gayle isn’t expected to be fully fit until ‘sometime next month’, however it’s positive to hear he’s finally starting to make progress after failing to play a single minute of football over the past few months.

As for Longstaff, his return can’t come quick enough if Jonjo Shelvey’s dismal display on Saturday was anything to go by.

Shelvey looked disinterested, unfit and even failed to show any real quality on the ball, making Longstaff’s return against a high-flying Leicester vitally important.

We need all the help we can get at the moment, so this, Carroll’s return and the fact both Yedlin and Lejeune are close to being fully fit again could give Bruce a timely boost over the coming month.

Saint-Maximin made an immediate impact from the bench against Brighton but complained about some soreness in his hamstring after the game, however there’s been no major update on that front over the past 48 hours.

Considering how key the Frenchman could be in attack, let’s hope the silence is golden on that front and that’s he’s OK.

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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