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Eddie Howe press conference confirms 3 players ruled out of Newcastle game but 2 star players ok

6 months ago
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Eddie Howe as held his pre-Newcastle press conference on Friday morning.

The Bournemouth boss hoping for consecutive wins after winning at Huddersfield last weekend.

That followed a run of games without a win.

Eddie Howe confirmed this morning that three players definitely won’t be playing.

Howe stating that Adam Smith, Dan Gosling and Junior Stanislas are all ruled out through injury.

However, the exciting Ryan Fraser is expected to start despite missing training earlier this week with a knock.

Also, striker Callum Wilson played against Huddersfield after missing six games due to a knee injury.

Eddie Howe saying he hasn’t had any reaction to playing that match and is happy for the forward to be called up by England as he is fine to play against Newcastle on Saturday.

Wilson has scored 11 goals with 6 assists and Fraser 6 goals and 10 assists, the two players Newcastle have most to fear from.

Eddie Howe press conference ahead of Newcastle:

“Adam has a small grade hamstring strain so will be missing. Whether he will make the first game back after the international break, I’m not sure at the moment.

“Dan Gosling is improving but he won’t make this game. Hopefully, the international break will see him in much better shape.

“Junior is doing well but is not quite ready yet. He hasn’t trained but he is improving.”

On Callum Wilson selected for England:

“It can only be a good thing for your psychological state and for how you feel about yourself.

“It’s a huge honour, a big boost and I think it makes you come into training feeling ten-foot tall and I hope it has for Callum. I’ve seen in him a real confidence, a spring in his step.

“He did incredibly well physically in the [last] match [when beating Huddersfield 2-0].

“He’s trained well this week so he’s in a good place.

“When he plays 90 minutes for his club team then I’ve got no problem with him being called up.

“He played the full match and didn’t look tired or fatigued at all.

“He’s sharp and in good form, so we were delighted to see him in the England squad.”

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