Eddie Howe issues injury update on Sven Botman and Callum Wilson 
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 07
Callum Wilson remains an injury doubt for Newcastle’s Premier League game against West Ham (Picture: Getty)

has confirmed remains an injury doubt ahead of Sunday’s game against .

which played a part in Gareth Southage’s decision to omit him from his latest Three Lions squad.

Wilson has missed the last three games, including Wednesday night’s landmark 4-1 thrashing of PSG in the Champions League, and he will be assessed again before Sunday’s match.

Centre-half Sven Botman will, however, miss out again as will the suspended Anthony Gordon and long-term absentee Harvey Barnes.

‘The list doesn’t look great but apart from Harvey [Barnes] I don’t think there is anything long-term,’ said Howe at his pre-match press conference. ‘Maybe some short-term pain.

Anthony Gordon is suspended for Newcastle’s game against West Ham (Picture: Getty)

‘We’ll wait and see how Callum [Wilson] and Joelinton are, they are closest. We’ve got Anthony [Gordon] suspended, another blow for us. Sven [Botman] won’t make it.

‘We’ve had injuries and players have taken opportunities. That is what I’m after. Everyone has a huge part to play. We’ve got some very good players on the pitch.’

Asked how his squad had reacted to dismantling the French champions in front a packed St James’ park crowd, Howe added: ‘They didn’t say a lot. They are vocal with criticism but when things go well they are more subdued.

‘I missed them in the morning, but I saw them in the afternoon. There was a little comment and then they wanted to play themselves and recreate some of the moments from the game.

‘They are brilliant for me because they have a way of bringing me back to reality. Spending time with your kids is the best thing.’

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