‘Keep Moysey guessing’ - Newcastle United star hints that Eddie Howe injury update may not be as it seems

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Newcastle United take on West Ham this weekend but a busy fixture schedule has taken its toll on player fitness.

Newcastle United star Callum Wilson has hinted that Eddie Howe may be playing mind games with David Moyes with his injury update ahead of the Magpies taking on West Ham United this weekend.

The two clubs will meet at the London Stadium on Sunday but Howe could be without a list of players as a hectic fixture schedule takes an impact on fitness. Newcastle United could be without first-team stars Harvey Barnes, Joelinton, Sven Botman and Wilson for the fixture.

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Speaking ahead of the game, Howe said: “The injury list doesn’t look great at the minute. Other than Harvey I don’t think there’s anything long-term there.

“There may be some short-term pain for us but we’ll wait and see how Callum and Joe are, they are probably the closest two. Anthony is suspended which is another blow for us. Joe and Callum I think will be the closest. Sven won’t make it.”

Wilson spoke about his fitness levels ahead of the weekend on the BBC Sounds' Footballer's Football Podcast earlier this week, recorded before the Champions League meeting with Paris Saint-Germain, for which he was absent from the squad.

Eddie Howe has a long injury list to deal with (Image: Getty Images)Eddie Howe has a long injury list to deal with (Image: Getty Images)
Eddie Howe has a long injury list to deal with (Image: Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

On the podcast, the Magpies talisman admitted that Newcastle United would 'have to keep Moysey guessing' as he hinted at a role from the bench. Wilson, who has a prolific record against the Hammers, said: "I might not make it, you never know, I might be there. I have to keep Moysesy guessing. You don't know if I'm going to walk through the stadium. If he sees me walking through the tunnel it's a problem. You know - you see me enter that stadium, it's a wrap for you man!

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"You should be worried. My record speaks for itself. It's inevitable, isn't it? Just like the sun rises in the morning, Wilson scores against West Ham. It's one of those things, it's part of life. We'll both [Wilson and Antonio] probably be on the bench."

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