Harm knowledgeable Ben Dinnery has claimed Newcastle United goalkeeper Nick Pope ought to be match to play within the membership’s subsequent sport.
What is the newest damage information for Newcastle and Nick Pope?
When the worldwide break began and Premier League soccer was quickly halted, the goalkeeper was first named within the England squad.
Pope was anticipated to be an alternative choice for Gareth Southgate alongside Jordan Pickford and Aaron Ramsdale for the Euro 2024 qualifiers in opposition to Italy and Ukraine.
Nevertheless, the Magpies shot-stopper was compelled out of the Three Lions squad as a result of a minor problem, which he addressed within the Toon’s win over Nottingham Forest simply earlier than the break.
In line with the most recent experiences from Manchester Night Information, the keeper stays a ‘doubt’ for this weekend. Nevertheless, in response to Dinnery, Pope ought to be capable to play in opposition to Manchester United.
Whereas speaking concerning the FPL accidents, he stated: “Nick Pope, faraway from worldwide obligation. It was extra of a minor problem so ought to be high-quality.”
Is Nick Pope in fine condition?
Pope, who earns £60,000 per week, has been an integral a part of Eddie Howe’s squad since arriving from Burnley this summer time.
Certainly, he has began all however one of many membership’s league video games this time period (solely missed by way of suspension). Furthermore, no Premier League goalkeeper has stored extra clear sheets till this stage of the season, with Arsenal’s Ramsdale additionally on 12.
It appears his supervisor additionally appreciates greater than the goalkeeper. Certainly, after Pope starred in a Carabao Cup penalty shoot-out win over Crystal Palace – saving the efforts of Luka Milivojevic, Jean-Philippe Mateta and Malcolm Ebiowei – Howe showered him with reward.
The Englishman instructed the press: “I’ve to say the primary penalty save, I believed, was straight out of the highest drawer.
“There was really a save within the first half which, once more, I believed got here out of the highest drawer as nicely, so it wasn’t simply within the penalty shootout.
“However he is completed that for us all season. He is a really imposing determine, however he stored purpose with so little fuss, it form of goes unnoticed what a distinction he made.
In fact, Newcastle went on to progress to the cup closing, however Pope was sadly suspended for that match and will solely watch Man United declare a 2-0 victory.
Maybe he can get some kind of revenge when the 2 groups meet at St James’ Park on Sunday.