Newcastle Squad Confirmed For Premier League Asia Trophy

Newcastle United have confirmed the squad for the Premier League Asia Trophy but will have some key players who will miss out on the preseason tour.

Florian Lejeune and Rob Elliot will both miss out as they recover from injury. Florian is making great progress on his return from two devastating knee injuries within the past year.

Rob is currently nursing an injured shoulder.

The other players who will not feature are Miguel Almiron, Christian Atsu, and Henri Saivet.

Miguel and Christian have been given additional time to recover from their recent international duty.

While Henri Saivet is still representing Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations, where they have reached the semifinals. They will play Tunisia this Sunday for a place in the finals.

It is also good to note that there is no mention of the hamstring injury that cut Christian Atsu’s AFCON tournament short a few weeks ago. It must not have been a significant injury.

Four youngsters will make the trip in what is looking like a very depleted squad. They are forward Thomas Allen, defender Owen Bailey, goalkeeper Nathan Harker, and defender Kelland Watts.

We also see Joselu will make the trip so it does not appear that his move to Alaves is imminent by any means.

Here is a look at Newcastle’s preseason schedule.

Date Team Location
Wed 17 July – KO 11:00 am Wolves – Premier League Asia Trophy Nanjing Olympic Sports Center – Nanjing, China
Sat 20 July – KO tbd TPD – Premier League Asia Trophy Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai, China
Tue 30 July – KO 7:45pm Hibernian Easter Road, Edinburgh
Sat 3 Aug – KO 3:00pm As Saint- Etienne St. James’ Park. Newcastle

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