Newcastle pair Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson ‘aim to return from injury in April’ and could feature in potentially crucial games against Crystal Palace and Norwich
- Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson hope to return to Newcastle in April
- January signing Trippier broke a bone in his foot against Aston Villa last month
- Wilson hasn’t played since late December due to an Achilles tendon injury
- In their absence, Newcastle climbed nine points clear of relegation danger
Newcastle duo Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson hope to be back in action by the end of April.
Trippier has been out for the past five weeks and Wilson hasn’t played since late December, so they will be a huge boost for Eddie Howe’s side when they return.
The Magpies have emerged from relegation danger over the past two months and currently sit nine points above the drop zone, but have lost their last two games.
Kieran Tripper has scored twice in four league appearances for Newcastle after signing in January
According to Telegraph, Trippier and Wilson have both targeted the home game against Crystal Palace on April 20 as their return date. Newcastle will travel to Norwich three days later if the meeting with the Eagles comes too soon.
Despite the club’s rise in the standings, the pair remain two of the team’s best performers and have been noticeably missed.
Trippier, 31, proved to be a revelation after completing a £12m move from Atletico Madrid in January.
The full-back has missed the last five weeks after breaking a bone in his foot against Aston Villa
Callum Wilson hasn’t appeared since late December due to an Achilles tendon injury
He scored two free-kicks in four Premier League appearances and added leadership and organization to the Newcastle side before breaking a bone in his foot against Aston Villa on February 13.
The full-back has now taken off his protective boot and is able to put weight on his foot, but is still walking using crutches.
The Telegraph say medical staff are happy with Trippier’s progress and hope he can race again in the next fortnight.
Wilson remains Newcastle’s top scorer this term despite missing four months of the campaign
Eddie Howe has steered Newcastle away from relegation danger over the past two months
Meanwhile, Wilson remains Newcastle’s top scorer this season with six goals despite being sidelined for a total of four months of the campaign.
The striker missed the whole of September with a hamstring problem and then suffered an Achilles tendon injury against Manchester United on December 27 from which he is currently recovering.
Wilson, 30, started running during Newcastle’s hot weather training camp in Dubai according to The Telegraph and hopes to increase his workload – which will include a return to full contact training – during the week next.