North East UK news Munoz audition and other things learned from latest Newcastle training session PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Newcastle United begin their season with a home clash against newly-promoted Nottingham Forest and Eddie Howe is facing a number of tough decisions over his starting eleven

North East UK news Munoz audition and other things learned from latest Newcastle training session PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Newcastle United begin their season with a home clash against newly-promoted Nottingham Forest and Eddie Howe is facing a number of tough decisions over his starting eleven

North East UK news  Munoz audition and other things learned from latest Newcastle training session PremierLeague-News.Com
04 August 2022 - 09:31

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Eddie Howe is facing a selection headache as Newcastle United prepare to begin the new season with a clash against Nottingham Forest. The Magpies will be desperate to make a winning start to the new season when they welcome the newly-promoted side to St James' Park on Saturday. United concluded their pre-season preparations with a back-to-back victories over European opponents in front of more than 87,000 fans. Howe named two different starting elevens for the wins over Atalanta and Athletic Bilbao, and has almost a full squad at his disposal to pick his team to face Steve Cooper's side. Newcastle have just two long-term absentees currently on the treatment table, and there were a number of returning stars on show as the Magpies trained at the club's Benton base on Wednesday. Here is a look at three things we learned from United's latest training session as they prepare to take on Forest. READ MORE: Newcastle transfers state of play: New name emerges as Leicester City play James Maddison hardball Manquillo return Javier Manquillo did not feature in the Magpies' pre-season camp in Austria, and Howe confirmed the Spanish full-back was recovering from a long-standing groin complaint. The club's latest training gallery shows the 28-year-old is back training alongside his team-mates, although he is likely not match fit at this stage. Manquillo featured 21 times last season, but was in and out of the side under Howe.

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. Munoz audition Wednesday's session shows Munoz was one of several under-23 stars handed the chance to impress with the senior side. The Mexican striker made his first-team debut for the Magpies as a late replacement for Callum Wilson in the friendly win over Athletic Bilbao last weekend. Summer signing Alex Murphy was also pictured in the latest training session. The Irish defender was confirmed as the Magpies' first arrival of the window, and joined the academy from Galway United. Shelvey absence The most notable absentee from Newcastle's latest training session was the ongoing absence of Shelvey. The midfielder is feared to have suffered nerve damage in his hamstring following the Eusebio Cup defeat to Benfica. No timescale has yet been given over a potential return to action for Shelvey, who joins Kell Watts on the sidelines. The academy graduate is facing an extended period out of action having undergone a knee operation for an injury picked up during the training camp in Austria. READ NEXT Newcastle United star Sven Botman makes Erik ten Hag admission after surprise Ajax decision Roy Keane sees 'fantastic' St James' Park change as Newcastle owners' stadium plan clear 'What I have to sell' - Eddie Howe details finer points of his Newcastle United transfer talks Eddie Howe looking for one thing Newcastle United could not manage last season James Maddison stand-off tests Newcastle's 'silly money' vow amid transfer value debate

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