Newcastle United must think about rotating their squad for the first time

Newcastle United must consider rotating their roster for the first time in years.

Eddie Howe gained some experience with the Carabao Cup final last season, but the return of the Champions League places a larger burden on his resources.

AC Milan awaits inside the San Siro on Tuesday, but Newcastle must first win at home against Brentford on Saturday evening.

With that in mind, here’s a rundown of the most recent Newcastle injuries before of two crucial games.

With a muscular injury, the midfielder missed Italy’s game against Ukraine. Tonali is a doubt for the Brentford match, according to Howe, although the problem is not significant.

“There’s a minor injury there, nothing serious or long-term, but we’ll see if he’s available this weekend,” Howe stated during the pre-match press conference on Friday (via Football Daily).

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Possible return date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 vs. AC Milan

“Possibly,” Howe said when asked about the defender (via Football Daily). “He’s trained this week so fingers crossed for Sven, we’ll see how he feels today.” Potential return date: Saturday 16 September vs Brentford Elliot Anderson Anderson pulled out of the Scotland squad with an unknown injury, but Howe has confirmed he will be available for Saturday. “We hope so,” Howe said (via Football Daily). “Fingers crossed Elliot will make it.”

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Despite returning to training, the Sweden international has not played in almost a year due to a knee injury.

According to The Athletic, he is questionable for Saturday.

Unknown potential return date

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Manquillo, like Krafth, hasn’t played this season, and even if he was, it’s difficult to imagine him making the team.

The Athletic also reports that the Spaniard is questionable for the Brentford game.

Unknown potential return date

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The midfielder has yet to make an appearance this season and, according to The Chronicle, had another setback in his injury recovery earlier this month.

As a result, he is unlikely to return for some time.

Unknown potential return date

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