Newcastle United have several injury concerns for their game against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Alexander Isak, Allan Saint-Maximin, Bruno Guimarães, Callum Wilson and Nick Pope are all doubts.
These five are arguably Eddie Howe’s best players so he will be desperate to have as many back as possible for the clash.
Isak, Saint-Maximin, Guimarães, Wilson & Pope injury updates vs Palace
Eddie Howe has been speaking to the media on Friday morning ahead of the game against the Eagles.
The Newcastle boss has commented on team news as his side had a couple of concerns ahead of the weekend.
However, on Isak, he is “hopeful” that the club’s new record signing will be fine to play.
The striker was forced off against Liverpool with a knock in the 64th minute.
When asked about Isak’s availability, he said: “I certainly hope so.”
Howe has also revealed that the trio of Saint-Maximin, Guimarães and Wilson will all miss out.
The good news is though that none of their injuries are serious.
He added: “Callum is slightly behind the other two, I’d say.
“Bruno and Maxi are close, they’re not serious injuries. We’ll wait and see whether they’re fit for this week.”
Meanwhile, he revealed that Nick Pope is “fine” after he landed awkwardly in their defeat at Liverpool on Wednesday.