Shock Newcastle United absence amid Alexander Isak blow

Shock Newcastle United absence amid Alexander Isak blow

Bruno Guimaraes is out of this afternoon’s game against Wolvehampton Wanderers a Molineux.

Guimaraes is not in the Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United squad for the Premier League game, and new £60million signing Alexander Isak is not involved, despite travelling with the squad, as he is still waiting for international clearance.

United head coach Eddie Howe said: It’s a work permit issue. We waited until the last minute hoping to get it, but it didn’t come.”

On Guimaraes, Howe said: “He picked up a niggly during the week.”

Manchester United target Martin Dubravka is also not involved. Howe confirmed on Friday that there had been talks between the two clubs. Sean Longstaff and Chris Wood replace Guimaraes and Callum Wilson in the team. Wilson felt his hamstring in last weekend’s 3-3 draw against champions Manchester City at St James’s Park.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Willock, S Longstaff, Joelinton, Almiron, Wood, Saint-Maximin. Subs: Darlow, Dummett, Lascelles, Ritchie, Targett, Manquillo, Fraser, Murphy, Anderson.

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