The Mail’s Craig Hope has issued a positive update on Joe Willock’s injury situation after the midfielder was pictured wearing a protective boot earlier this week.
Hope states that this was a precautionary move from the club, with it understood that he has NOT suffered any serious damage to his left foot – despite a flurry of fan fears after a concerning picture emerged of him on social media this week.
What’s unclear is whether or not he’ll be fine for Saturday’s trip to Watford, however it seems this is a minor knock, not something that’ll keep him sidelined for any length of time.
Elsewhere, the North-East reporter has also revealed that the club are narrowing down their search for a new U23 boss – and it seems one of the contenders is former Toon striker Shefki Kuqi.
The 44-year-old has managed three clubs in Finland since 2014 and is believed to be ‘under consideration’ for the role, with Gary Caldwell leaving last month after briefly replacing Chris Hogg.
Here’s an update on Willock’s injury and our search for a new U23 manager from Craig Hope this afternoon: