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Newcastle United £83m trio ruled out of Sunderland & Man City games - key man facing four months out

Newcastle United remain without several senior players for Saturday afternoon's derby clash away to Sunderland.

Callum Wilson won't be the only Newcastle United player who will miss the next two matches against Sunderland and Manchester City.

The Magpies' No.9 was absent from the 4-2 defeat at Liverpool on New Year's Day after picking up a calf issue during the Boxing Day loss at home to Nottingham Forest. Speaking to the media at Anfield, United head coach Eddie Howe swiftly ruled the 31-year-old out of the next two.

Wilson joins an already lengthy injury list. It was hoped Joe Willock, Harvey Barnes and Elliot Anderson might have been edging closer to a return but as per the Daily Mail's Craig Hope, the trio have 'little chance' of appearing until after the January winter break.

Willock was out for five months with a hamstring and then Achilles problem before making his comeback in October. However, the former Arsenal man featured just six times after suffering a recurrence of the latter.

Barnes is set for four months out in total due to the foot injury he sustained during the 8-0 win at Sheffield United in September. The £38million summer signing from Leicester City was expected to return in December but suffered a setback. Surgery has not been ruled out if the 26-year-old is unable to return in the coming weeks.

Anderson has been out for nearly three months with a stress fracture in his back. The injury is healing, according to Howe, but progress is slow meaning Newcastle won't rush back, the Whitley Bay-born midfielder.

Meanwhile, Kieran Trippier is a doubt for Saturday's FA Cup third round derby at the Stadium of Light with a groin issue. A week later, Eddie Howe's side take on Premier League champions Man City on home soil.

Here, NewcastleWorld takes a look at Newcastle's injury list in full and when each player is expected to return from the treatment room:

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