Newcastle United face Everton this weekend in another game where they will feel that they can get three points.

Bar the loss at West Ham recently, the Magpies have been in good form and relegation fears have eased considerably.

They look an organised outfit with a bit of stardust thanks to the likes of Miguel Almiron, whilst Sean Longstaff was proving a real hit in midfield.

Unfortunately for him, though, he has suffered an injury to rule him out for the rest of the campaign, and fears might have grown over the long-term impact that might have.

Rafa Benitez has moved to quell such concerns, though, with him telling the press – via the Daily Mail – that no knock-on impact should be felt.

He said:

 “It is a serious injury but not so serious. It won’t be an issue for his future.

“Talking with him, he is fine. Mentally he is strong enough. It happens in football and he said, “Now I have to start working”. His reaction has been positive. We knew right away it was quite serious but the good news is it’s not as bad as it could be.”

It was certainly worrying news for the Magpies, but it does seem as though once he is back fit he’ll be able to pick up from where he left off.

Decent news, then, as the midfielder is a fine young player.


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