When will Newcastle United name their 25-man Premier League squad? Dates, detail & rules explained

Freddie Woodman of Newcastle United saves a penalty in the shootout during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on August 25, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Freddie Woodman of Newcastle United saves a penalty in the shootout during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on August 25, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Freddie Woodman of Newcastle United saves a penalty in the shootout during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on August 25, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. | Getty Images
We’re edging closer to the day Newcastle United must name their 25-man Premier League squad - here’s a take on who will be in it and when it is likely to be announced.

When is the 25-man squad set to be announced?

We asked the Premier League to reveal details of the cut off and they said clubs had until ‘the end of the week’ to submit their squads.

They said they also expect to release a statement on all 20 club’s 25-man squads before on Friday.

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So this weekend’s match at Manchester United is set to be the first match of the season where the 25-man squad rules will be strictly implemented.

What decisions does Steve Bruce have to make on his own squad?

None. This is the first time in recent memory where United have not been oversubscribed in terms of players who must be named in the squad.

Last year the likes of Henri Saivet and Christian Atsu, who was later added in January, were left outside of the main group. Previously the likes of Jack Colback have sat out long periods not able to play in the Premier League but still at the club and contracted.

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Strangely, though, Bruce is set to name FOUR goalkeepers in the squad, which is unprecedented in Premier League history.

Newcastle United’s expected 25-man Premier League squad

GOALKEEPERS: Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow, Mark Gillespie, Freddie Woodman

DEFENDERS: Javier Manquillo, Jamal Lewis, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez, Emil Krafth, Paul Dummett

MIDFIELDERS: Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Sean Longstaff, Jeff Hendrick, Miguel Almiron, Ryan Fraser, Joe Willock, Matt Ritchie, Jacob Murphy

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FORWARDS: Callum Wilson, Joelinton, Dwight Gayle, Allan Saint-Maximin

Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United reacts in the shootout during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on August 25, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United reacts in the shootout during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on August 25, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United reacts in the shootout during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on August 25, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. | Getty Images

Can players outside the squad be used?

Yes, they can. But they must qualify as under-21 players as per the Premier League rules.

It is yet to be published, but that is likely to mean players who were born on or after January 1, 2000.

Arsenal’s German-born Portuguese defender Cedric Soares (L) vies with Newcastle United’s English midfielder Elliot Anderson (R) during the English FA Cup third round football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 9, 2021.Arsenal’s German-born Portuguese defender Cedric Soares (L) vies with Newcastle United’s English midfielder Elliot Anderson (R) during the English FA Cup third round football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 9, 2021.
Arsenal’s German-born Portuguese defender Cedric Soares (L) vies with Newcastle United’s English midfielder Elliot Anderson (R) during the English FA Cup third round football match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 9, 2021. | AFP via Getty Images

Do Newcastle United have any players who could step up?

United have a number of players who will be knocking on the door this season.

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Most likely of them all is Elliot Anderson, who got his first taste of Newcastle action last season before suffering a campaign-ending hip injury.

The England under-20 cap is well on the road to recovery from that issue and should be involved in the not too distant future. A loan move to Luton Town is understood to have been blocked at the end of the summer window.

Elsewhere, Jack Young and Joe White are two others who could see some involvement.

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