Team News: Newcastle United injury concerns ahead of the clash vs Tottenham Hotspur.
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has delivered the latest reports on various injury concerns in the build-up to the match against Tottenham Hotspur, according to Chronicle Live. Spurs will host the Premier League match tomorrow, as both clubs hope to bounce back from the international break with a positive victory.
After breaking his metatarsal earlier this year, Keiran Trippier will miss the game against Tottenham. Howe has hinted that he may return sooner than planned, although it is unlikely that he will be ready tomorrow. After using the break to get back into full shape, Allan Saint-Maximin will be eligible for selection and might even make the starting lineup.
The Newcastle coach is hopeful that Jonjo Shelvey, Fabian Schar and Martin Dubravka will be available for Sunday’s fixture. Callum Wilson is more or less in a similar boat to Tripper and is recovering from a long term injury. Finally, there are several unknown Covid concerns, but their manager expects them to recover in time before the league game.
A tight contest?
Following their fantastic business in the January transfer window, the Magpies have truly turned things around. Their recent form has seen them easily claw their way out of the relegation zone, and they’ve even opened up a nine-point gap between themselves and the bottom three teams in the league table.
As a result, we must be wary of them at all costs, even if they had 1-0 loss to Everton in their previous match. Perhaps the biggest evidence of their menace is their performance against Chelsea, as the Blues had to dig deep to beat the Toons late in the game.
Eddie Howe’s side has been bolstered by a number of injury returnees, bolstering their roster even more, even if Trippier and Wilson will be out for some time.
Despite the threat they offer tomorrow, three points are a must for us, given our position in the hunt for the top four spots in the league table.
We still have a chance to knock Arsenal out of the Champions League spot. To assure maximum chances of finishing in the top four, the North Londoners will need to go on a strong winning streak for the remainder of the season.
That means we must start with a win after the break, as it will provide us with the necessary momentum to drive for a successful end to the season.
Before the international break, we were able to overcome our inconsistency by winning two games in a row. But we’ll have to keep that up for the rest of the season. It remains to be seen whether or not this will occur.