Newcastle United look like they might be able to call on a few players that were doubtful for the Leeds United game.

The Magpies are back in Premier League action against the Whites on Friday night.

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Steve Bruce(Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Following the defeat to Manchester United, a number of players were seemingly struggling.

Joe Willock, Ciaran Clark and Javier Manquillo were all withdrawn early against the Red Devils.

But the latest batch of training photos released by the club show the trio participating as normal.

Also involved was Ryan Fraser, who returned from the international break early after suffering a knock in Scotland training.

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Ryan Fraser (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

The winger had been spotted on crutches, but it appears the issue was not as severe as it looked.


Of course, there was still no sign of Martin Dubravka, Jonjo Shelvey and Callum Wilson, who are all nursing longer-term injuries.

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So it seems these players are likely to be in contention for Friday’s game with Leeds.

That is a real boost for Steve Bruce, who is desperate for that first win of the season.

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Joe Willock (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The fitness of Willock right now is particularly important.

The club’s only first-team signing of the summer had a good game at Old Trafford, and will surely be key to the Magpies getting anything out of Friday’s game.

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