Newcastle’s Jamaal Lascelles suffers suspected stress fracture, Callum Wilson set to return against Burnley

Callum Wilson is available for Newcastle’s vital Premier League trip to Burnley on Sunday but captain Jamaal Lascelles has been ruled out with a suspected stress fracture of the foot.

Wilson is set to feature for the first time since suffering a hamstring tear at the beginning of February.

Newcastle’s leading scorer has missed their last seven games, none of which they have won, but has trained all week along with Allan Saint-Maximin, who returned from a groin injury as a substitute in last weekend’s draw with Tottenham.

“Obviously, we’ve still got two days of training when we train today and tomorrow, but Callum and Allan have trained all week, so that’s good news for us that they’re available,” head coach Steve Bruce said.However, Newcastle captain Lascelles suffered a suspected stress fracture to his foot in the match against Tottenham, which will keep him out this weekend and possibly beyond.

Bruce added: “The disappointing thing is we’ve lost the captain, Lascelles, with a foot injury which unfortunately happened last week against Spurs, so that’s a blow to us.

“With Fabian Schar missing too, it leaves us a bit light there.

“It’s not looking so good at the moment. He’s going to have more scans and all the rest of it today and over the weekend, but it’s not looking good. He won’t play this weekend, that’s for sure.

“It’s a stress fracture, we think, maybe.”

 

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