Newcastle manager Eddie Howe is eagerly awaiting positive injury updates during the international break.
The team has been severely affected by injuries, with 11 players unavailable for Saturday’s match against Bournemouth. Additionally, Miguel Almiron suffered a hamstring issue in the first half, and Howe is optimistic that it’s not a severe injury.
Bruno Guimaraes was also absent due to suspension, and Newcastle has struggled to secure victories in the seven matches he has missed since joining the club.
“The break has come at a very good time,” said Eddie Howe.
“It doesn’t mean we will have a flood of players back but hopefully one or two.
“Bruno was a huge miss. We’ll get him back. But a lot are longer-term and we have to accept that.
“I think we’ve been unlucky – some bizarre injuries. Jacob Murphy’s shoulder, Dan Burn landing on his back. There’s nothing we can do about that. Its a unique situation.”
Dominic Solanke’s second-half brace lifted Bournemouth out of the drop zone.
Solanke told Sky Sports: “Obviously we haven’t had the best of starts to the season, but I think we’re in a place now to kick on.
“We’ve had two back-to-back wins at home in the league now. We’re looking to push forward and hopefully I can keep scoring.”