EXCLUSIVE: Christian Atsu out of Newcastle United Carabao Cup game against Leicester City

Published on: 27 August 2019

Newcastle United winger, Christain Atsu has been ruled out of Wednesday Carabao Cup match against Leicester City, Footballghana.com can confirm.

New signing Allan Saint-Maximin is currently out of action after he sustained a hamstring injury and could miss the game.

This comes as a massive blow for Steve Bruce as six other players are injured and could be heavy doubts ahead of the fixture.

Jamaal Lascelles, Fabian Schär, Joelinton, Miguel Almiron, Christian Atsu and Jonjo Shelvey are the players set to be out of action which will mean that young players could get their opportunity to feature and cover the gaps.

The Magpies will be going into this games with a slight confidence boost having won their first Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur but this particular game did a lot for the players' ligaments which will require time out to recover.

The Ghanaian international played a crucial part by assisting Joelinton for the only goal at the Tottenham Stadium.