Eddie Howe issues Newcastle United injury update on Allan Saint-Maximin, Fabian…
Asked if the club had injury problems ahead of Sunday’s game against Southampton, Howe said: “No, as always, we’ve had a few bumps and bruises, but nothing too bad.
“We’ve got Allan OK after his little cameo. Jonjo OK after his little cameo. So the strength of the group is slowly coming back. Obviously we’ve got Emil (Krafth), Alex (Isak) and Matt Ritchie still out. A part of that, I think we’re in a good place.”
Asked if Shelvey was ready to start a game, Howe added: “I think Jonjo would probably say yes. He’s getting closer for sure. I think his first proper training of the week was last week , so he’s in a much better place, but without that exposure to the game.”
Eddie Howe, head coach of Newcastle United.
The 19-year-old is a contender to start Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup tie against Crystal Palace at St James’s Park.