Newcastle United handed huge triple injury boost - but four set to miss Fulham clash
Newcastle United injury latest ahead of facing Fulham in the Premier League this weekend.
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Newcastle United will have key duo Callum Wilson and Bruno Guimaraes fit to face Fulham on Saturday afternoon.
Wilson has missed the Magpies’ previous four Premier League games with a hamstring injury but is set to lead the line at Craven Cottage in Alexander Isak’s absence.
Head coach Eddie Howe revealed: “He’s trained for around 10 days with us now. He’s in a good place.
“Every time he comes back from an injury he does the work and doesn’t cut corners.
“He’s had a real long body of work in with the sports science team and then trained with us. He’s looked good.
“It’ll be a huge boost for the players to have a Callum in the group with his positive energy and laughter that he brings.
“He’s a big player for us. And with Alex picking up his injury as well, it was perfect timing for us.”
Guimaraes has trained this week after withdrawing from Brazil national duty due to a thigh tweak.
“He’s in the squad,” Howe confirmed. “I had a couple of difficult calls during the international break to say players had various things happen to various players.
“We were concerned for Bruno but he’s come back and the scan was good. He’s trained and trained well.
“Obviously slightly disrupted for him because these two weeks were really important in terms of his training and getting his match sharpness back but he’s physically fine.”
Meanwhile, Elliot Anderson is set to return to the matchday squad after missing the 1-1 draw against Bournemouth with a thigh injury.
Late calls will be made on Allan Saint-Maximin and Chris Wood following the two-week international break.
Saint-Maximin is recovering from a hamstring issue, while Wood injured his rib during New Zealand’s defeat to Australia on Sunday.
“Yeah, he’s doing well,” Howe said on Saint-Maximin. “He’s had a period away and come back… he’s close, very close. It’s how we view things.
“There are a lot of moving parts with us at the moment. I’m being vague because there are a lot of player situations that are slightly unclear as we go into the game.
“Allan will be one of them. I’ll know more after today.”
Howe added: “Chris Wood came off with a rib problem. He took a knock in the game. Again, that’s another player we’ll make a very late decision on.”
Isak joins Karl Darlow, Jonjo Shelvey and Emil Krafth on the sidelines with a muscle injury.
Howe said: “The scan doesn’t look too bad, so we’re not overly concerned it’s a long injury but with any muscle injury, there’s always a slight period where you have to be careful.
“He’s out running on grass so he’s looking good at the moment.”