Newcastle United have been handed a major injury lift over Callum Wilson and Kieran Trippier…
Eddie Howe has revealed that both players are likely to be back in action before the end of the campaign as they recover from their respective knocks.
The Magpies face off against Crystal Palace in the Premier League tonight and will be without the pair for now, but that may not be the case for much longer…
Injury analyst Ben Dinnery relayed an update from the coach’s press conference, Tweeting: “There are no fresh injury concerns from the late win over Leicester. Howe confirms Trippier and Wilson are still on track to play again this season.”
The Toon faithful will be delighted with this update as it means that they are set to get the chance to watch both of them in action again this term.
Wilson being back will be a welcome return due to the goalscoring quality he provides at the top end of the pitch for Newcastle. Chris Wood was brought in during the January transfer window to cover for him but has only scored twice in 13 outings so far.
Despite him not playing since December, Wilson remains the club’s top scorer in the Premier League this season with six goals to his name in 14 starts. He is Howe’s biggest goal threat and the fans will want to see him poaching in the penalty box again before the end of the campaign – making St. James’ Park rock as he fires the ball into the back of the net.
Trippier, meanwhile, hit the ground running in January after joining from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid as he immediately showcased his quality. In four top-flight matches, the England international averaged a phenomenal WhoScored rating of 7.87.
In those games, he scored two goals and made a whopping six tackles and interceptions per game from full-back. He was able to provide strong defending at the back whilst also making himself a big threat in the final third with his ability from deadball situations.
His incredible performances in the short amount of time he has been able to represent Newcastle on the pitch surely left the supporters wanting more and that is why they will be buzzing to read that he will be back before the end of the season.