Newcastle United star confirms injury return v Burnley in social media post

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Newcastle United’s squad for the trip to Burnley in the Premier League is set to be bolstered.

Newcastle United are set to welcome back at least one player from injury for this afternoon’s Premier League clash at Burnley (kick-off 3pm).

Miguel Almiron has been out of action for a month after picking up a knee injury during the 4-3 win at home to West Ham United on March 30. The Paraguayan has missed five matches but is set to return for the remaining four matches.

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And that begins with the trip to Turf Moor. The 30-year-old has seemingly confirmed his involvement on Instagram by posting his personalised matchday graphic.

Joelinton and Nick Pope could also make an appearance in the squad after returning to training this week, although next weekend’s visit of Brighton and Hove Albion to St James’ Park is viewed as more realistic.

Joelinton hasn’t featured since the Tyne-Wear derby win at Sunderland in January, while Pope has been sidlined since the beginning of December.

“We’ve had Miggy and Joelinton return to training this week, first steps back into full team training,” said Howe. “We’ve also seen that with Nick Pope as well so it’s been a good positive week to have three experienced quality players back. It’s certainly given us a big lift.

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“We’ll see after today [if they’ll be involved vs Burnley]. I’ve got to make the right decisions for them individually and the team. They’ve been out different time lengths but they’ve had significant injuries so we need to make sure we get this one right.”

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