Eddie Howe has bad injury update for Newcastle after defeat to Nottingham Forest

After a disappointing defeat to Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe has provided an injury update on some key players. The team has been grappling with a significant injury list throughout the season, and Howe shared that there are no imminent returns expected.

In the aftermath of defeats to Luton and Nottingham Forest, it is evident that maintaining the same lineup and style for upcoming fixtures against Liverpool and Manchester City may yield similar outcomes. Howe and Newcastle are in dire need of rotation options, such as Joe Willock or Harvey Barnes, to inject energy and provide a more direct approach when breaking down opposing defenses.


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Willock, who missed the start of the season with a hamstring injury, is now recovering from an Achilles tendon issue, and the timeline for his return remains unclear. Barnes, the winger, has been sidelined since injuring his foot in an 8-0 win against Sheffield United and might still be out for a few more weeks.

Addressing the team’s challenges, Howe emphasized his belief that the solution to their form struggles lies within the existing squad. Despite questions about the squad and managerial decisions, Howe seems confident that Newcastle can overcome their issues without major January signings. While not ruling out potential transfers in the upcoming window, Howe appears to be preparing for a challenging month with limitations on what the club can achieve.

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