Date: 18th October 2018 at 7:53am
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Six Newcastle United players have been keeping the clubs medical staff and physios on their toes over the last couple of weeks in an attempt to get them fighting fit ahead of Saturday afternoon’s Premier League fixture, at home against Brighton.

Yoshinori Muto

Substituted against Manchester United before the international break due to a slight knee niggle reports now suggest the 26-year-old forward has recovered in time and will be available for selection.

Ciaran Clark

The 29-year-old defender suffered a thigh problem while training with his Republic of Ireland teammates.

NUFC issued the following injury update: “The club has been informed by the Football Association of Ireland that Ciaran Clark will not be fit for his country’s UEFA Nations League game against Wales on Tuesday evening.”

Further assessments will be made over the next couple of days.


Followed in Muto’s footsteps and was subbed at Old Trafford the other week with a similar injury. The on-loan Chelsea winger should be in contention following rehabilitation.

Paul Dummett

Paul’s pulled hamstring, which has left him unavailable for club and country since September seems to have reacted well to treatment. The left-back is highly likely to start on Saturday.

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Salomon Rondon

The 29-year-old has returned to training after a muscle strain around his thigh area suffered at Crystal Palace last month.

Salomon posted these videos via his Instagram account the other day.

Florian Lejeune 

Nearly three weeks has passed since the 27-year-old defender said, “Hello everyone, my recovery is on schedule. It will take a little more patience before I come back on the field, but I am working very hard to get back as quickly and strong as possible. Thank you for all your messages.”

Recovering from a ruptured cruciate during pre-season training I would expect to see him in a United shirt within the next couple of weeks.

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