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Training update – 22 Newcastle United players train pre-Burnley but 6 notable by absence

3 weeks ago
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Today (Monday 23 August) has seen the club release a training update of the Newcastle United players.

The images released, showing Newcastle United players training ahead of Wednesday’s League Cup clash with Burnley.

Today’s photos showing 22 Newcastle United players training after a second successive defeat to start the season, a 2-0 loss at Aston Villa to go with the 4-2 setback home to West Ham.

Amongst the text that went with Monday’s photo gallery, the Newcastle United update included:

‘Isaac Hayden, who was forced off at half time at Aston Villa on Saturday with a knee injury, did not train on Monday and neither did Jonjo Shelvey, so Jeff Hendrick could come into contention to face his former club while Matty and Sean Longstaff are also battling for a central midfield berth.’

The photos published by Newcastle United this Monday afternoon have featured the following 22 players from what we could see:

Miguel Almiron, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Federico Fernandez, Ryan Fraser, Dwight Gayle, Mark Gillespie, Jeff Hendrick, Joelinton, Emil Krafth, Dan Langley, Jamaal Lascelles, Matty Longstaff, Sean Longstaff, Jamal Lewis, Javier Manquillo, Jacob Murphy, Matt Ritchie, Allan Saint-Maximin, Fabian Schar, Joe Willock, Freddie Woodman

When it comes to those missing from Monday’s training images we came up with six who didn’t appear in any of the images.

As well as Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey, the others missing from the training images were Martin Dubravka, Karl Darlow, Elliot Anderson and Callum Wilson.

No surprise to see the likes of Darlow, Anderson and Dubravka missing, as Steve Bruce has already confirmed they wouldn’t be involved against Burnley, same with Hayden and Shelvey.

However, whilst Callum Wilson was always very unlikely to feature against Burnley and be hopefully kept safe for Southampton on Saturday, a worry to see him missing from training. Hopefully just a case of missing from the training images or given a shift / rest off training for whatever reason after his exertions at Villa Park.

The thought of going into Saturday’s crucial game with Southampton doesn’t bear thinking about.

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