Newcastle United have now been gifted a triple injury boost before their game at home against Leeds United in the Premier League on Friday night.
The Lowdown: Injury concerns
Speaking in his post-match press conference after his team lost 4-1 away at Manchester United on Saturday afternoon, Steve Bruce said that both Joe Willock and Ciaran Clark had picked up knocks.
Should Newcastle start Willock?
Ryan Fraser limped out of Scotland’s team hotel with a large protective boot and crutches during the international break (talkSPORT), which certainly would have worried Bruce ahead of his side’s return.
The Latest: Training images
As per the official website of the St. James’ Park faithful, latest images from the training ground showed Willock, Clark and Fraser, with the former two ‘appearing to have overcome’ the knocks that they picked up at Old Trafford last weekend.
The Verdict: Boost
It is certainly a boost that all three players have returned to training, and Bruce will no doubt be desperate that they will be fit enough and available for selection.
With Callum Wilson now out injured, the Tyneside outfit may have to rely on players like Willock for goals, and the former Arsenal midfield player showed that he is more than capable of scoring during his loan spell last season (Transfermarkt).
Nonetheless, the Magpies will desperately want to get all three points on the board, and will hope that Willock, Clark and Fraser can help them get them.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience