Eddie Howe provides Ryan Fraser injury update ahead of Newcastle vs Norwich

Eddie Howe has been speaking to the media on Friday ahead of Newcastle’s clash with Norwich.

The Magpies take on Norwich on Saturday in a 3 pm kick-off. Ahead of the game, Howe has confirmed that they may freshen their side up for the match:

"We may freshen things up,” Howe said. “We'll look at it on an individual basis but we want players that are 100% fit & ready to give their best again physically. We've had a big physical effort so we need to be ready."

Howe then provided an update on  Ryan Fraser, confirming the Scot is in a race against time to get fit before the end of the season: "He's had his second scan and there's relatively good news in that there's no massive problem for him but he's in race against time to get fit before the end of the season."

Howe matches Sir Bobby Robson

Newcastle head into the game with Norwich as clear favourites. The North East outfit have been a side transformed following the arrival of Howe and a £90m spend in January.

In turn, Howe was able to guide Newcastle to six home wins in a row last time out - a feat not achieved on Tyneside since the days of Sir Bobby Robson.

As a result, Howe was asked about matching the former Newcastle boss on Friday: "It's a brilliant thing to be able to do but we've got a long way to get anywhere near his achievements at this club, he said. It's nice to be able to have done what we've done to this point, knowing the great man did so much for this football club."

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