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‘Mbemba might get his chance’ – Newcastle United fans react as injuries begin to mount up for Rafa Benitez

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Grant Hanley’s recent withdrawal from the Scotland squad has left Newcastle United facing a potential injury crisis, which could damage their chances of promotion from the Sky Bet Championship.

The defender was ruled out of Scotland’s upcoming games against Canada and Slovenia due to an ankle injury, adding to the problems Rafa Benitez is already facing with Ciaran Clark’s knee injury.

Hanley had replaced Clark in the Newcastle defence for the recent draw with Birmingham City, but could now be facing a spell out injured alongside the Republic of Ireland international.

The Chronicle also revealed that left-back Paul Dummett has been playing through an injury, further adding to Benitez’s problems.

Striker Daryl Murphy is also struggling with a calf strain, but has gone on International duty with the Republic of Ireland, with Martin O’Neill not ruling him out of their clashes with Wales and Iceland.

Benitez’s side are challenging for a Premier League return and currently sit one-point clear of Brighton and Hove Albion at the top of the Championship table, with just eight fixtures of the season remaining.

With Newcastle facing an injury crisis at a key part of the season, here is how their fans are reacting on Twitter…


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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