Newcastle United desperately need Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin back from injury.
The former hasn’t featured since the win over Southampton, while the latter limped off in the 1-1 draw against Wolves.
Miguel Almiron has also been injured, but returned to action last weekend against Brighton. But based on his performance, he clearly wasn’t fit.
Hopefully the Paraguayan will be more prepared for our next game with Tottenham, but will he joined by the other two best attackers at the club?
‘Outside chance’ for Wilson and Saint-Maximin
With both players suffering muscle injuries, neither can be rushed back.
And according to the Athletic, the pair have an outside chance of returning against Tottenham.
With the game being moved to Sunday April 4th, Wilson and Saint-Maximin have at least got an extra day to recover.
But how big a risk is Steve Bruce willing to take? If either of them come back too quickly and reinjure themselves, they could end their season and Newcastle’s hope of survival.
If we’ve got Wilson, Saint-Maximin and Almiron fit and firing, then we’ve got a chance at staying up. Without any one of them and it will be difficult.
We arguably need Wilson more, as the Magpies have only scored three goals during his six game absence.
But Saint-Maximin is also key. He’s a ball-carrier who can get us up the pitch and create something out of nothing. In his absence we’re just creating nothing.
Newcastle need to find a way of winning, so at least there’s an ‘outside chance’ of their best attackers being fit to face Spurs.