Fresh Bruno Guimaraes injury update as Newcastle United handed double boost ahead of Man City

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Newcastle United team news ahead of Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clahs at Manchester City.

Bruno Guimaraes is set to start for Newcastle United against Manchester City on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 12:30pm).

The Magpies midfielder twisted his ankle during the 2-0 Carabao Cup final defeat on Sunday before being replaced by Joe Willock in the 79th minute.

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There were concerns the Brazilian could miss the trip to the Etihad Stadium, but head coach Eddie Howe has provided good news.

“Yeah Bruno’s fine,” said Howe. “He was in a bit of short-term pain but nothing that has impacted his training week.”

Newcastle will be boosted by the return of Nick Pope and Anthony Gordon. Pope served a one-match suspension against Manchester United, while Gordon was cup-tied.

“He’s got a big part to play. He’s been working hard in the background in between these games,” Howe said on Gordon.

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“When he came to us, he was a little bit short of high-energy fitness, so we’ve done that work with him and he’s looked really, really good, and physically very strong.

“(I’m) really excited about what he can do in the second-half of the season.”

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