Newcastle United set for triple injury boost v West Ham United as £72m trio ruled out

Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United injury latest ahead of the next Premier League clash against West Ham United.

Newcastle United are set for a triple injury boost when they welcome West Ham United to St James' Park after the international break.

While the likes of Anthony Gordon and Bruno Guimaraes link up with their respective nations, the rest of Eddie Howe's squad head to Dubai for a warm-weather training camp.

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And Howe says he will use the time to get some of injured stars back to full fitness, as well as prepare for the visit of the Hammers, who are three points ahead of United in the Premier League table.

Newcastle United duo Kieran Trippier & Tino Livramento. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Newcastle United duo Kieran Trippier & Tino Livramento. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Newcastle United duo Kieran Trippier & Tino Livramento. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) | Getty Images

"As always there will be a period of relaxation after a very busy period," Howe explained. "We've got to try and get players fit before our next game and then there will be a period of work where we will analyse [the Manchester City] game and pick the pieces up.

"We'll work on, I don't know what that will be but we'll look ahead to our next opponent and get some good work in, some fitness work in and come back stronger for it."

The three players Howe hopes to have back available against West Ham are Tino Livramento, Harvey Barnes and Kieran Trippier.

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Speaking about Livramento's absence for the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday, Howe said: "It was a twist of the ankle against Chelsea. We knew probably the day after he wasn’t going to make this weekend.

"We don't think it's serious, we hope he’ll be back for the next match." 

Barnes (hamstring) and Trippier (calf) have missed the last two matches away to Chelsea and Man City. Meanwhile, United remain without Callum Wilson (pectoral muscle) and Nick Pope (dislocated shoulder) until the latter stages of he campaign.

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