Kieran Trippier given clearance to make his Newcastle United debut in sold-out FA Cup tie

Kieran Trippier could make his Newcastle United debut against Cambridge United in the FA Cup after receiving clearance to play.

Kieran Trippier could make his Newcastle United debut against Cambridge United on Saturday afternoon after being cleared to play.

The Magpies needed clearance from the FA and the Premier League after the 31-year-old completed his £12million move from Atletico Madrid on Friday morning.

Indeed, the relevant authorities processed Trippier’s arrival in time for the player to be available for selection against the League One side.

A sell-out St James’ Park will hope to see Trippier feature as Eddie Howe’s side look to advance into the fourth of the FA Cup.

The former Tottenham Hotspur insisted he was ready to his part when the U’s visit Tyneside.

He said: “I’ll be ready. I’m fit. I played 90 minutes on Sunday so I’m ready to help my team.”

Meanwhile, Eddie Howe confirmed he was still dealing positive Covid-19 cases in his first-team camp this week.

Newcastle host Watford in a huge Premier League relegation six-pointer next weekend.