Newcastle announce official 25-man squad – THREE left out to make room for new signings

Newcastle United have announced their 25-man squad for the second half of the 2021/22 season.

As expected, Ciaran Clark and Jamal Lewis have lost their places in Eddie Howe’s 25, while Isaac Hayden is the third and final player to be left out to make room for new signings Bruno Guimaraes, Matt Targett and Dan Burn.

The midfielder underwent knee surgery last month, with Eddie Howe stating in the first week of January that he’d be sidelined for 10 weeks.

So, with this long-term injury in mind, it seems Howe decided to drop him from his 25-man squad ahead of the likes of Krafth, Gayle, Gillespie and Ritchie.

Here’s Newcastle United’s 25-man squad for the second half of the season, via NUFC.co.uk:

  • 1 Martin Dúbravka 
  • 3 Paul Dummett 
  • 5 Fabian Schär 
  • 6 Jamaal Lascelles 
  • 7 Joelinton 
  • 8 Jonjo Shelvey 
  • 9 Callum Wilson 
  • 10 Allan Saint-Maximin 
  • 11 Matt Ritchie 
  • 13 Matt Targett 
  • 15 Kieran Trippier 
  • 17 Emil Krafth 
  • 18 Federico Fernández 
  • 19 Javier Manquillo 
  • 20 Chris Wood 
  • 21 Ryan Fraser #
  • 23 Jacob Murphy 
  • 24 Miguel Almirón 
  • 26 Karl Darlow 
  • 28 Joe Willock 
  • 29 Mark Gillespie 
  • 33 Dan Burn 
  • 34 Dwight Gayle 
  • 36 Sean Longstaff 
  • 39 Bruno Guimarães

It seems fairly certain we won’t see Ciaran Clark in a black and white shirt again, while Lewis and Hayden are facing uncertain futures.

The former could now seal a loan move abroad, where as the latter could easily be replaced this summer if we manage to stay up.

Elsewhere, the likes of Freddie Woodman and Jeff Hendrick aren’t included after the pair sealed loan moves to Bournemouth and QPR, respectively, on deadline day.

Do you agree with Eddie Howe’s decision to drop Clark, Lewis and Hayden? Let us know.

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2 thoughts on “Newcastle announce official 25-man squad – THREE left out to make room for new signings

  1. Hayden probably deserves better. It’s too bad he is out injured. He wanted to leave a while back for family reasons but didn’t get his way and never really made a fuss about it. You can argue he isn’t good enough to be a constant pick in the team but he has always played hard and worn his shirt with pride.

    Best of luck to him in the future.

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