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Club confirm 25 Newcastle United players train but 9 will miss Doncaster and 1 doubtful

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There has been an official update on which Newcastle United players are set to face Doncaster Rovers.

The game kicking off at 7pm on Friday night at the Keepmoat Stadium.

The club (NUFC) releasing a training gallery of images that showed 25 Newcastle United players going through their paces ahead of this next first team friendly.

These were the 25 on show:

These 17  first team squad members: Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Federico Fernandez, Ryan Fraser, Dwight Gayle, Isaac Hayden, Jeff Hendrick, Jamaal Lascelles, Jamal Lewis, Matty Longstaff, Sean Longstaff, Javier Manquillo, Jacob Murphy, Yoshinori Muto, Matt Ritchie, Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson

Another first team squad member in Joelinton is doubtful after coming off in the first half at York with a thigh strain, trained today but will be assessed nearer Friday night’s kick-off.

Younger players making up the numbers to 25 who trained with the first team: Kelland Watts, Dan Langley, Max Thompson, Will Brown, Tom Allan, Oisín McEntee and Jack Young

Definitely ruled out:

Karl Darlow – Currently isolating for ten days after testing positive for Covid.

Mark Gillespie – Self isolating as a close contact with Darlow.

Freddie Woodman – Self isolating as a close contact with Darlow.

Jonjo Shelvey – Calf injury and could miss start of season.

Martin Dubravka – After surgery for a broken metatarsal looks sure to miss the start of the 2021/22 season.

Miguel Almiron – Recovering from a hamstring injury and having extended break after international commitments this summer.

Fabian Schar – Having extended break after international commitments this summer.

Emil Krafth – Having extended break after international commitments this summer.

Elliot Anderson – Has been forced to rest for four weeks (The Mail) to try and shake off a hip injury.

New Signings

We are now past the halfway mark of this transfer window, today (Wednesday 21 July) is day 43 of the 84 days transfer window, no sign at all of any imminent activity.

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On Wednesday afternoon there were only 200 tickets still on sale for Doncaster, out of the original 3,300 allocation for Newcastle fans. Brilliant support and these tickets will be on sale from NUFC (online) up until when they are sold out, or 1pm on Thursday 22 July, whichever comes first. No tickets on sale to Newcastle fans on the day of the match.

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