Newcastle United will be boosted by the return of midfielder Sean Longstaff for Sunday's Premier League trip to Leicester City but Jonjo Shelvey will miss the game with a hamstring issue, manager Steve Bruce said on Friday.
Longstaff has not played since August after he suffered an ankle injury in training but the 21-year-old, who was linked with Manchester United in the close season, is now back in contention when they take on third-placed Leicester.
"Longstaff's trained all week, he'll be okay," Bruce told reporters. "Shelvey's got a problem with a hamstring, he's out.
Midfielder Matt Ritchie, who was injured in a tackle from Leicester's Hamza Choudhury in a League Cup defeat last month, and is still sidelined.
However, full back DeAndre Yedlin has recovered after groin surgery in May and could make his first appearance of the season.