Newcastle United duo Andy Carroll and DeAndre Yedlin took part in a full training session on Tuesday ahead of Thursday’s clash with Sheffield United, the club confirmed on its official website.
The two players missed the 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Saturday due to knocks, but are both now expected to play some part at Bramall Lane.
Even more positive news for Steve Bruce’s side going into a tough trip to Yorkshire is that exciting winger Allan Saint-Maximin appears to have shrugged off the problem that saw him substituted against Pep Guardiola’s champions.
All is good on the north easterly front, then. Look, Carroll being back isn’t a particularly massive deal for Newcastle, because it appears that Bruce will be going to his grave championing the many ventures of Joelinton. If the Brazilian were ever to be dropped, it would probably be Dwight Gayle who comes in for him, rather than the perpetually injured England international. Still, he’s a decent weapon to have off the bench on Thursday night against an extremely physical Sheffield United team. As for Yedlin, his return poses Bruce an interesting quandary. Will he slot the United States of America star straight back in at right wing-back, or will he keep the hot hand that is Javier Manquillo? The Spaniard definitely doesn’t deserve to be dropped based on his performance against City, so we’ll have to wait and see what the Magpies boss does. Finally, the best news of all is that Saint-Maximin looks set to be available. He’s a game-changer for this Newcastle side.