Newcastle have big problems for Hammers clash


Injuries and suspension hit Newcastle

Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has been forced to add a critical injury to his growing list ahead of the game against West Ham.

He believed he would be without five for the clash at the London Stadium but has now been savaged by the news that Joelinton looks all but certain to be absent.

The former striker has been switched to midfield from striker where he was finding goals a problem but after appearing as a sub against Burnley came off shortly afterwards with what is believed to be a hamstring injury.

Newcastle problems great news for Hammers

We have already reported that  forward Anthony Gordon is out of the match via a suspension he collected at Turf Moor for kicking the ball away which is terrific news for the Hammers as the player has been in great form.

Summer signing Harvey Barnes is a long term absentee and is unlikely to return until  next year.

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Commenting Howe said: “Callum’s got a very minor hamstring problem. We hope we’ll see him before the international break but there is no guarantee.

“Sven has a knee problem. I don’t think we will see Sven before the international break but hopefully, we’ll see him very quickly after.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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