EDDIE HOWE admits Kieran Trippier will not be available for Saturday’s trip to Fulham, and has confirmed Tino Livramento and Miguel Almiron are both set to be sidelined for around a month.

It was hoped Trippier would be able to return from a calf injury in either Saturday’s win over West Ham or this evening’s 1-1 draw with Everton.

However, the England international did not feature in the squad for either game and will also be absent when Newcastle head to Craven Cottage at the weekend.

Livramento and Almiron will also miss the game with Fulham after suffering injuries during the weekend win over West Ham, with the pair expected to be unavailable for the rest of the month.

Howe said: “Jamaal's (Lascelles) is a big injury obviously, the ACL, which is hugely frustrating for him and us, so he'll be out long-term with that.


“The others we don't think are serious, but when you've got the glut of games that we have, it's going to hurt us short-term.

“Miggy will be out around a month, we think, with a knee injury; Tino the same with an ankle injury.

“Kieran is not ready to play yet, so he won't be back for the Fulham game definitely, and that's where we are. All the others continue to be out.”

In the absence of so many injured players, Elliot Anderson returned to the starting line-up for the first time in almost six months in tonight’s game against Everton, and impressed as he produced an energetic midfield display.

Howe said: “He (Anderson) was really good. Elliot has been absolutely desperate to play since his injury.

“He's been looking good in training, he's produced some very good performances and I think today was the perfect opportunity for him to play.

“He looks physically ready, and I thought he gave a very good account of himself, he showed his attributes and especially when you play a team like Everton, you need to be very disciplined and good defensively, and thought he really helped us in that respect.”