Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson Newcastle United injury update Crystal Palace and Norwich games

Newcastle United head coach Eddie Howe was asked for an update on Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson.

Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson will step up their return to fitness this week - but are unlikely to feature in fixtures against Crystal Palace and Norwich City.

Following the injury-time win over Leicester City, Eddie Howe revealed both players are back on the grass but continue work with the club’s physiotherapists.

Howe teased a return after this week’s fixtures by saying “who knows” but is reluctant to put a date - or specific game - on their comebacks.

Howe said: “I don’t think either will be involved next week, whether that’s Crystal Palace or Norwich.

“Maybe, maybe after that who knows? I am not putting a game on it as there are still a lot of unknowns.

“Neither player has really done too much on the grass yet but they are working towards that.

“Thankfully the team is in good form so we are in a position where we don’t have to rush them back but we still have enough games to see them before the end of the season.”

He added: “They will definitely be stepping it up. I don’t think they will be with us, training with the group.

“There will definitely be a handover period for Kieran (Trippier) where he will go with our sports science guys in the near future but that hasn’t happened yet.

“Both players are still with physiotherapists.”