Eddie Howe Encouraged By Newcastle United Star’s Injury Recovery

Eddie Howe, manager of Newcastle United, has stated that Emil Krafth will play for the Magpies Under-21 side this evening and is pleased with the progress he is making.

Krafth has been out for more than a year due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered in August last year in the EFL Cup against Tranmere Rovers.

The Swedish international joined the Newcastle squad on their pre-season tour of the United States, but has yet to play a game.

And now Howe has announced that Krafth is ready to make his return, with the 29-year-old defender due to play for the Magpies under-21 team tonight.

“Emil Krafth will play tonight for the Under-21s,” Howe confirmed at a press conference.

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“It’s really good to see Emil hopefully come back and do well today.”

Newcastle Under-21s will face Nottingham Forest Under-21s in Premier League 2 on Saturday, and all eyes will be on how the Swedish defender performs after returning from a major knee injury.

The 29-year-old Swedish defender has appeared 54 times for St. James’ Park in the Premier League.

It remains to be seen when Krafth will return to Newcastle’s senior squad.

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