- Sat Feb 24 5:42 PM
SkySports Islam Slimani is out of Newcastle's Premier League trip to Bournemouth on Saturday after suffering a setback in training. The Leicester striker, who arrived on loan at St James' Park with a thigh problem, is yet to make his Magpies debut and is now
- Thu Feb 22 12:05 AM
is back in training with the Bournemouth first-team and is in contention for a return to the substitutes' bench when Eddie Howe's side take on Newcastle this weekend.
|I'm really pleased for Junior,
Howe said. He's had a long time out of action, but it didn't look like that when he played earlier this week.
I am really pleased for Junior. He has had a long time out of action, but it didn't look like it when he played,
I'm so pleased when any player gets that number of opportunities – it means their positioning is very good and their intelligence levels very high,
He [Vardy] is a very good player, an outstanding centre forward who has done really well in recent seasons,
Howe said. Whether the break inspires him, from our perspective we obviously want to keep him quiet and try to deal with his main strengths.