Craig Hope has now dropped another injury blow for Newcastle United before they play Wolves at home in the Premier League on Friday night.
The Lowdown: Willock an injury doubt
Hope claimed that it could open the door for Bruno Guimaraes to start his first game at St James’ Park.
The Latest: Trippier injury update
According to Hope via Twitter, Kieran Trippier will also miss Friday’s match as well as Newcastle’s next league fixture at home to Leicester City, but there is hope that the defender could still return later this month.
The journalist outlined: “Also understand Kieran Trippier will miss Wolves & Leicester but there remains hope he’ll be back this month.”
Should Newcastle start Trippier?
The Verdict: Big blow for Newcastle
After Trippier was seen stepping up his recovery in Dubai, it was hoped that he could return earlier in April. However, the fact that he will now miss their next two games is a big blow for Newcastle.
The right-back has statistically been the Magpies’ best performer in the Premier League so far this season, averaging more tackles, interceptions and crosses per game than any of his team-mates (WhoScored).
Nonetheless, the Tynesiders will not feel safe from relegation just yet, so Eddie Howe will now have to find a way to try and get as many points as possible from their next two matches without Trippier in the team.
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