Newcastle Reveal Squad To Face Swansea, Rising Star Fails To Make Cut

Newcastle Reveal Squad To Face Swansea, Rising Star Fails To Make Cut

Newcastle United take on Swansea hoping to extend their head to head winning streak to three games in the Premier League.

Magpies head coach Rafa Benitez is facing a number of injury concerns heading into the game.

Aleksandar Mitrovic (back), and defenders Florian Lejeune (foot) and Jesus Gamez (ankle) have failed to make the squad due to injury.

Goalkeeper Rob Elliot returns to the squad after shaking off a thigh injury that saw him sit out last weekend’s FA Cup third-round victory over Luton.

Newcastle midfielder of Turkish origin Dan Barlaser has not made the squad.

The 20-year-old has failed to make the squad since breaking into the team a few times at the start of the season.

Barlaser stayed on at Newcastle over the summer despite being linked with loan moves.

The rising star has four assists in 16 appearances this season playing for the Newcaslte reserves.

The midfielder has yet to play a minute of Premier League football this season.

Newcastle have the chance to keep a clean sheet for the third successive game for the first time since 2014 today.

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Provisional squad: Elliot, Darlow, Woodman,Yedlin, Manquillo, Dummett, Haidara, Lascelles, Clark, Mbemba, Merino, Hayden, Shelvey, Saivet, Ritchie, Atsu, Murphy, Aarons, Diame, Perez, Joselu, Gayle.