Manager Rafa Benitez says Mike Ashleys presence at Newcastle matches can only be a “positive” for the Premier League club.
The Newcastle owner attended his first match since May 2017 when he watched Saturdays goalless draw at Crystal Palace.
Newcastle are still looking for their first win of the new season and welcome Leicester City to St James Park this weekend.
They have picked up just two points from their opening six matches and fans have already staged protests this season.
During pre-season, Benitez said the clubs fans “need to be concerned” by the clubs limited transfer business compared to that of their domestic rivals.
Late Friday exclusive reveals at least 2, maybe 3 of Newcastles first choice defenders are set to be missing for Rafa Benitez v Leicester.
Rafa Benitez confirmed early Friday afternoon that Salomon Rondon would be missing against Leicester and it would be late October at the earliest before he would potentially be back.
Not the news you need when in the relegation zone without a win, having struggled badly for goals.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],themag_co_uk-medrectangle-3,ezslot_0]));
Failing to score against both Cardiff and Palace, with only the bottom two clubs having scored less than NUFCs four Premier League goals.
Now late on Friday afternoon, an exclusive from The Mail has revealed that there are more injuries impacting on Rafa Benitez.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],themag_co_uk-medrectangle-4,ezslot_1]));
The newspaper says that as well as Florian Lejeune who is long-term injured, Rafa could now have to do without up to three of the defenders who played at Selhurst Park.
The report says that DeAndre Yedlin has a problem with his ankle but the club are hopeful he will come through a late fitness test.
Both Federico Fernandez and Paul Dummett are said to be set to miss after picking up hamstring problems.
With no decent alternative at left-back and with Fernandez having been Newcastles best player so far this season, it is looking a bit of a nightmare.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],themag_co_uk-box-4,ezslot_4]));
They have scored in every PL match this season, 11 in total, and were the top scoring team outside the top six last season.
The likes of Javier Manquillo, Ciaran Clark and Fabian Schar are all now possibilities as Rafa Benitez has yet another headache to solve.
Staff Writer – Did the Entertainers period really happen? Love Newcastle but hate the endless off the field politics – the fans United, will never be defeated.
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Dummy is a blow. This is what happens when you have a paper thin squad, whos surprised were screwed already?
Yes you could see that coming when the club refuse to invest in another left back. We are wide open for relegation here and I cant see us winning tomorrow. Ashley Out and make sure you sing it!
Nice article from Joey Barton on the Chron re: the idiots from Talksport, and his love of Newcastle as a city. Looks like Joey intends to be our manager one day!
Also who on here a few years back said re: Ashley He would unplug some one on a life support machine just to charge his phone as that to me has always summed Super Mike up.
Everyone seems to say Fernandez has been our best player this season but Dummy`s neck and neck with him in my opinion. To lose both is a nightmare. Manquillo and Schar against Leicester`s pace and Clarke trying to remember how to play left back? This could be the weekend our relegation run starts.
Thats what happens when you shift out a squad that got you tenth paying £5m to agents that could have been saved for really decent players