Newcastle United have released photos of the squad in training yesterday, confirming a number of our international players have returned to Tyneside unscathed.
Spotted taking part in Wednesday’s session are Fabian Schar, Martin Dubravka, Jamal Lewis, Emil Krafth and Jeff Hendrick, while Callum Wilson also features – a welcome relief after he was nowhere to be seen on Saturday when the players trained at St James’ Park.
The not so good news is that Newcastle have confirmed Paul Dummett remains out with an ongoing calf injury.
Elsewhere, Miguel Almiron is the only international star yet to return, as he played for Paraguay in the early hours of Wednesday morning and faces a long flight back from South America.
That could leave him struggling for Saturday’s clash with Brentford – especially when he’s yet to even meet the new manager, let along train with him – however the likes of Dubravka, Schar and Lewis will have a few sessions to convince Howe they’re worthy of a start this weekend.
Here’s the official update released by the club (via NUFC.co.uk):
‘Having trained at St. James’ Park on Saturday, Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United players have been back in Benton this week as they continue to prepare for the weekend’s clash with Brentford.
And the new head coach looks set to have a virtually full-strength squad to choose from, with only Paul Dummett on the injury list after Ryan Fraser was able to resume full training having being forced to withdraw from the Scotland squad last week with a calf problem.
The likes of Fabian Schär, Jamal Lewis, Emil Krafth, Jeff Hendrick and Martin Dúbravka all appear to have emerged unscathed from their international matches over the last few days, although Miguel Almirón played for Paraguay in Colombia on Tuesday so wasn’t involved in Wednesday’s session. ‘