Newcastle United have revealed that two Newcastle players have been sent home from the training camp in County Kildare.

The club confirming that both Siem de Jong and Kevin Mbabu have picked up injuries.

The rest of the United squad complete their week’s training with a friendly against Bohemian on Saturday afternoon before flying home.

Newcastle confirm that Mbabu has a thigh injury, whilst de Jong’s latest in a long line of ailments is yet another hamstring injury.

The Dutch midfielder’s latest problem was reported earlier today and is the 11th separate injury he has had in under three years.

The earlier reports claimed Siem de Jong was set to miss the start of the season when it kicks off in three weeks time, though the club statement describes injuries to both players as ‘slight knocks’.

In a short statement the club stated:

‘Newcastle United can confirm that Siem de Jong and Kevin Mbabu have both returned to Tyneside after picking up slight knocks during the Club’s pre-season training camp in Ireland.

De Jong sustained a hamstring injury during training, while Mbabu has a thigh complaint, and both players will work on their rehabilitation at the Magpies’ Benton-based Training Centre.’