Jamaal Lascelles has dropped a quite promising injury claim before Newcastle United hosting West Ham United in the Premier League at Saturday lunchtime.
The clash with the Hammers will come too soon, but speaking to talkSPORT (via The Chronicle), the former Nottingham Forest central defender claimed ‘I’m not ruling out Sheff United or Fulham’, before explaining that the type of injury he has is ‘four weeks in a boot and four weeks until you are back on grass’.
The exact timescale of the latter comment would mean that he misses the rest of the 2020/21 term, but the fact that Lascelles is aiming for a potential early return for their games against both Sheffield United and Fulham, which could well be pivotal in terms of whether they avoid relegation or not, should give a lot of promise to the St. James’ Park faithful.
Newcastle need Lascelles back
There is no doubt whatsoever that Steve Bruce will want Lascelles back into the team as soon as possible, given that he is the captain and his leadership qualities could be crucial in driving the North East club away from the drop zone.
Is Lascelles a key player for Newcastle?
The 27-year-old, currently earning £50,000 per week on Tyneside, has not been left out of a single match in the Premier League so far in the 2020/21 season when he has been fit, showing just how important he is to the side.
Nonetheless, if Lascelles were to play any part from now until the end of the season, it would certainly be a big boost to the Magpies.
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