Newcastle Are Struggling To Field A Team For Everton Trip – Eddie Howe
Newcastle United are close to been unable to field a full team for their Premier League trip to Everton on Thursday, according to report.
The Magpies were only able to name eight substitutes, including two goalkeepers instead of the maximum nine for Monday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United, with the squad depleted due to injuries and Covid cases.
They also lost Allan Saint Maximin and Callum Wilson to injury against United, adding to Howe’s selection woes ahead of their clash with the Toffees.
Howe in an interview with SkySports said: “The lads gave everything but we are thin on the ground in terms of bodies.”
“These are difficult moments for us. I believe it’s 13 plus a goalkeeper required for a game to proceed. We’re going to be dangerously close to that number.”
“Callum’s injury doesn’t look good. Just the way he went down with no one around him. Allan, I don’t think is as serious.”
The Magpies have won only one of their eight games under Howe and are second bottom of the Premier League table.
While they edge closer to their game against Everton, Howe said: “I don’t know if the game will go ahead, we’ll see what the situation is with the players that we have.”
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