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.
“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.