Three players were given injury updates on Newcastle United’s website. Allan Saint-Maximin and Javier Manquillo both missed last Saturday’s game at West Ham. Whilst Ryan Fraser was substituted off in the second half, limping off in the process.
Manquillo joined in the midweek training session after previously suffering an ankle injury against Aston Villa. The club stated that this is, ‘suggesting he could be fit enough to come back into contention against the Bees.’
Eddie Howe is ‘keeping his fingers crossed’ that Fraser will recover in time for the match on Saturday. As for Saint-Maximin, Newcastle ‘remain hopeful’, that he can make the squad for the Brentford clash.
The Toon may once again have to head into another clash with many injury woes
Should none of the three make the trip to Brentford, it will be another occasion where the injury list is hefty. Against West Ham, they were missing many players and they’ll just have to get on with it last time.
They were able to get a 1-1 draw in east London with the likes of Manquillo and Saint-Maximin missing. The performance was a strong one from Newcastle. Against weaker opposition this time around, the Magpies will look to get another result.
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Jacob Murphy may once again get the nod should Saint-Maximin not be in the squad. Furthermore, Howe may have to turn to Miguel Almiron to cover for Fraser. The Paraguayan has not featured much under him, aside from mostly bench cameos.
Emil Krafth will likely play at right-back if Manquillo isn’t available for selection. However, some fans will hope that the Spaniard will be back, Krafth at times looked shaky at the back against the Hammers.
Hopefully, all three will be able to feature in the fixture against Brentford. They’re all important players currently under Howe and would be a great miss. But unfortunately, injuries are part of the game is, much like the West Ham game, they’ll have to get on with it.