Major Lewis Hall fitness hint ahead of Newcastle United’s trip to Fulham as training pictures released

Lewis Hall should be fit enough to play against Fulham after being pictured in trainingLewis Hall should be fit enough to play against Fulham after being pictured in training
Lewis Hall should be fit enough to play against Fulham after being pictured in training | Getty Images
Lewis Hall hobbled off during Newcastle United’s 1-1 draw with Everton

Lewis Hall appears fit enough for Fulham after pictures showed him being put through his paces in Newcastle United training.

The youngster started just his second Premier League game of the campaign in the 1-1 draw against Everton. Fans have been clamouring for the 19-year-old to start, with appearances hard to come by since his switch from Chelsea.

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Hall arrived on loan with an obligation-to-buy clause last summer - worth a reported £28million. However, he has struggled for opportunities despite Newcastle suffering a crippling injury list.

Many have speculated about whether his signing was a mistake and if the Magpies are keen not to trigger his transfer fee. Those suggestions were dismissed by Eddie Howe, who reaffirmed Hall’s importance on Tyneside in the coming years.

A fresh injury crisis allowed Hall to make his mark against West Ham United last weekend, impressing from the bench in the comeback win. He was given a starting role on Tuesday and picked up a knock to the torso in the first half.

The defender battled on before eventually being withdrawn 11 minutes from time. As it turned out, Hall’s substitution proved costly as his replacement, Paul Dummett, foolishly gave away a penalty shortly after.

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin buried the resulting spot-kick to snatch an unlikely draw and deal a blow to Newcastle’s European hopes. Speaking post-match, Howe revealed Hall was “fatigued” and is not a fresh injury concern

Those fears have been dispelled further following the club’s latest social media post. Hall was pictured wrapped up, bearing the cold Tyneside air as he prepares for another huge Premier League clash with Fulham on Saturday.

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