‘No sign’: £12m player did not train with Newcastle today- Sky journalist

Newcastle United’s squad does not appear to be any stronger when it takes on Everton on Thursday night. It will, in reality, be slightly weaker.

This is due to Nick Pope’s injury. The 31-year-old sustained a dislocated shoulder in Saturday’s 1-0 triumph against Manchester United and is expected to be sidelined for up to five months.

The loss of Pope is devastating, but it provides Martin Dubravka with an opportunity. He will start against Everton and for the foreseeable future in lieu of the England international.

Eddie Howe would undoubtedly like to make a few more changes on Thursday night, but according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie suggests that won’t be possible.

Kieran Trippier not involved in Newcastle training on Tuesday

Keith Downie, a Sky journalist, has taken to X to reveal who was and wasn’t at Newcastle’s training session today ahead of the game against Everton.

He has revealed that Kieran Trippier was not there for the session, which would normally cause the Toon Army to panic. However, he adds that there is nothing to be concerned about and that the £12 million guy is being treated individually inside the training area.

While Trippier’s absence is unimportant, the main concern is that there appear to be no new faces returning in training as the fixtures mount up.


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Same Newcastle squad minus Nick Pope set to take on Everton

Downie adds that none of the injured players have returned to full training, implying that Everton will field the same lineup that defeated Manchester United last weekend.

Despite indications on Monday that Sven Botman was set to return. Due to a knee ailment, he had missed the previous 14 games.

The Athletic also speculated that Sean Longstaff could be on his way back, but only towards the end of the week if that were to happen.

For the fourth game in a row, Howe appears to be fielding the same ten outfielders at Goodison Park, with Anthony Gordon poised to face his former club. It will be a fascinating night for him, and he will almost certainly be booed by the Everton fans.


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