NEWCASTLE boss Eddie Howe has revealed Callum Wilson will withdraw from the England squad, with the striker facing "a number of weeks" on the sidelines.

Wilson was called up by Gareth Southgate this week for the match against Malta at Wembley on Friday and the trip to North Macedonia on Monday.

But the striker suffered a hamstring injury in Newcastle’s Champions League defeat against Borussia Dortmund in midweek and missed Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Bournemouth.

Afterwards, Howe revealed Wilson faces a spell on the sidelines.


Wilson’s withdrawal could see a call-up for Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah.

Wilson's setback is yet another blow for Newcastle, with Miguel Almiron also joining the lengthy injury list when he was forced off against Bournemouth.