A clarification for the absence of Callum Wilson from Newcastle United’s latest pre-season squad has, on Friday evening, been forthcoming.
Magpies back in action
Steve Bruce’s men are of course recently in the process of stepping up preparations for the new season.
Amid another desponding summer disposal window, which has not seen a single fresh face added to the Magpies’ ranks, Newcastle have thus far managed just a solitary win from three neighborly outings.
The first saw the Geordie outfit fall to a 1-0 doom at the hands of York City, before a 3-2 victory at Doncaster last weekend.
Then, most nowadays, Bruce and co. were held to a 1-1 draw by Rotherham this past Tuesday.
In turn, Newcastle United FC will no doubt be keen to get things steadily back on track this evening, when they face off with further lower league opposition, in the form of Burton Albion F.C.
Ahead of the quick-approaching action getting in progress at the Pirelli Stadium, meanwhile, the starting XI set to take to the pitch for the viewers was unveiled a short time ago.
The kind of of Ryan Fraser, Jeff Hendrick and extremely-regarded shot-stopper Freddie Woodman have all been covered from the off by Steve Bruce:
On the other hand, one huge absentee from not only the Magpies’ line-up, but matchday squad thoroughly, comes in the form of star striker Callum Wilson.
Fears, in turn, no doubt rapidly spread between the club’s fanbase, with Newcastle’s Premier League opener – a showdown with West Ham at St. James’ Park – now just 2 weeks away.
And, as verified by the reliable Lee Ryder of The Chronicle, such anxiety would be very much justified, with Wilson, on the back of another injury-riddled season, struggling with a ‘slight knock’: