Another Newcastle Player Now Spotted Back In Training Before Villa Game

Newcastle United appear to have received a huge injury boost ahead of this weekend’s Premier League opener against Aston Villa.

Fabian Schar has been struggling with injury ever since the trip to America. He picked up a hamstring problem during the 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

The 31-year-old has not played since, and further doubt emerged when he was not spotted in the club’s official training photos earlier in the week.

That led to speculation that he could miss the game on Saturday against Aston Villa. If he is not available, that could present Jamaal Lascelles with an opportunity.

However, it now looks like Schar is over his injury problems.

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Fabian Schar seen in Newcastle training video
The club have uploaded a video to their official YouTube channel of the players preparing for this weekend’s game against Aston Villa.

And while the camera does not focus on him, Schar has been spotted during the video. He can be seen trying to make a challenge on Sean Longstaff before the Geordie midfielder stabs the ball away.

It is very encouraging to see Schar involved, and what is most encouraging is that he is doing ball work on the grass, rather than just fitness. That is a great indicator that he could be involved on Saturday.

That is the hope for Newcastle supporters, as the Switzerland international was a key player for the Magpies last season.


He will be eager to rekindle his partnership with Sven Botman. The pair were rock solid last season, and formed one of the Premier League’s meanest defences alongside Kieran Trippier and Dan Burn.

Howe will want to play that back four against Aston Villa, and news of Schar being back in training provides fresh hope that it could be a reality.


It looks like he is over his injury worries, and hopefully we receive confirmation of that when Howe speaks to the media.

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