Newcastle fans desperate for Lascelles to return to action

Newcastle United were without the services of captain Jamaal Lascelles for Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at Manchester United in the Premier League.

The 24-year-old has been in impressive form for the Magpies this season, and his absence was felt at the weekend following the heavy loss at Old Trafford.

There is no timescale on when Lascelles will return from an ankle problem, although a recent tweet from the defender suggested that he could also miss the Premier League clash against Watford on Saturday afternoon.

The centre-back took to Twitter on Monday to thank the Newcastle fans for naming him the club’s Player of the Month once again, and it was not a surprise when the supporters responded with questions on his fitness.

Indeed, many are desperate for Lascelles, who is valued at Β£4.5m by, to return to action as soon as possible, especially with Newcastle now losing their last three in the Premier League after a decent start to the 2017-18 campaign.

A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below: