Newcastle United set for £95m quadruple injury boost but 21-year-old facing five months out

Newcastle United wingers Harvey Barnes (right) and Jacob Murphy (left). (Photo by IAN HODGSON/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United wingers Harvey Barnes (right) and Jacob Murphy (left). (Photo by IAN HODGSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United wingers Harvey Barnes (right) and Jacob Murphy (left). (Photo by IAN HODGSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United are to welcome back Jacob Murphy, Callum Wilson, Harvey Barnes and Joe Willock in the coming weeks.

Newcastle United are set to be boosted by the return of four senior players from injury in coming weeks.

Following their two-week Premier League winter break, Eddie Howe's side travel to Fulham in the fourth round of the FA Cup next Saturday (kick-off 7pm). From then onwards, Jacob Murphy, Callum Wilson, Harvey Barnes and Joe Willock are in line to return, according to the Mail Online.

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Murphy was back in light training prior to the 3-2 defeat to Manchester City last weekend and has made good progress in his recovery from surgery on a dislocated shoulder in November.

Newcastle United wingers Harvey Barnes (right) and Jacob Murphy (left). (Photo by IAN HODGSON/AFP via Getty Images)Newcastle United wingers Harvey Barnes (right) and Jacob Murphy (left). (Photo by IAN HODGSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Newcastle United wingers Harvey Barnes (right) and Jacob Murphy (left). (Photo by IAN HODGSON/AFP via Getty Images)

The former Norwich City winger could be involved against Fulham, as could Callum Wilson when United face Aston Villa in the Premier League three days later. The England striker has missed the last three games because of a calf issue and Howe has already named the visit to Villa Park as a likely return date.

Elsewhere, Joe Willock is understood to be two or three weeks away from playing again in a massive boost. Newcastle will lose Joelinton for the rest of the season when he undergoes surgery on a thigh issue next week, leaving just three fit senior midfielders in Sean Longtaff, Lewis Miley and Bruno Guimaraes, who is one Premier League yellow card away from serving a two-match ban.

But slightly ahead of Willock in his recovery is £38million summer signing Harvey Barnes. The winger hasn't featured since the 8-0 win over Sheffield United in September because of a foot injury having suffered a setback last month. United medics are still proceeding with caution but he too could be back in action at the start of February.

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Despite the imminent return of several key players, it's believed Elliot Anderson is still six weeks away as recovers from a stress fracture in his back. Indeed, by the time he returns, the Scotland youth international will have spent almost five months out (19 weeks).

The endless amount of injuries have taken their toll on Newcastle's campaign after slipping to 10th in the Premier League table, as well as exiting both the Carabao Cup and Champions League.

However, with bodies back, Howe will hope his side can surge up the table and secure a place in European next season.

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