Newcastle injury news: Eddie Howe given a major Manchester United BOOST as key midfielder returns

In today's Newcastle injury news - Eddie Howe is given a major Manchester United BOOST as his key midfielder returns, an update on Joe Willock & more.

Borussia Dortmund v Newcastle United FC: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
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As we prepare to host Manchester United at St James' Park in the Premier League this weekend, here are today's important Newcastle injury news headlines...

Newcastle injury news - Sean Longstaff to return vs Manchester United

One key midfielder who Eddie Howe has ben desperate to use is Sean Longstaff. The unique midfielder who has become a real staple in Eddie Howe's team this season has unfortunately missed the last two matched due to an ankle problem.

According to a positive update from Newcastle World, Longstaff is showing great signs and his possible return date is this weekend when we face Manchester United at home. His involvement will be a major boost for Eddie Howe, and will provide some much-needed rest for youngster Lewis Miley who has done great to step up in Longstaff's absence.

Newcastle injury news - Joe Willock undergoes specialist advice

As per the same source, there is an interesting non-update with regard to Joe Willock. It is claimed that the former Arsenal man is undergoing specialist advice. Since this is external to the Newcastle medical term, it is difficult to provide a timeline for his return from injury. All we can say is, the sooner the better since he's a big miss in the centre of the park.

Newcastle injury news - No fresh injuries vs PSG

The lads did us proud last night as we picked up a point away from home at the Parc des Princes. Admittedly, we deserved to win and would have done had it not been for a last-minute VAR howler but a point is a point nonetheless and we would have taken it going into the game.

The best thing about last night though is that no fresh injuries were picked up, so a clean sheet in that regard which seems to be a rarity this season!