Newcastle United handed major boost ahead of Wolves clash

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Newcastle United are hoping for a good season.

Last term saw the Magpies avoid relegation with time to spare as the battle to avoid the drop rumbled on to the last weekend of the campaign.

While the Tynesiders weren't involved with that, it was still seen as a little too close for comfort.

While the big-money takeover of the club didn't quite materialise, it didn't stop the club from strengthening in the transfer market.

Mark Gillespie, Jeff Hendrick, Callum Wilson, Jamal Lewis and Ryan Fraser all made the move to St James' Park - all with the intention of helping the club push towards the top half of the table.

Two wins from five has seen Newcastle settle into a mid-table position, however they'll be hoping that they can kick on.

The weekend's 4-1 defeat against Manchester United was a real blow for Steve Bruce's side, but it was the injury to Karl Darlow which really worried supporters.

The goalkeeper was involved in a nasty collision with Marcus Rashford leading to speculation that he could be set for a long spell on the sidelines with a hip injury.

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However reports from the Daily Mail claim that he's merely suffered bruising and should be fit for the weekend's clash with Wolves.

That news will come as a huge boost to Bruce who was certainly worried about his stopper after the game.

He said: "He’s taken a hell of a blow. We hope that he’s not too bad, but it’s one of those difficult ones to assess straight away. Until we see the scans and how he is, then we won’t really know, but it’s fair to say that he’s very sore.”

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

This is a massive boost for Newcastle United.

Karl Darlow has arguably been the Magpies' best player so far this season and so the thought of losing him for the long-term would be unbearable.

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Thankfully fans won't have to deal with that.

The news that Darlow should be free to face Wolves is a big positive.

With Martin Dubravka a long-term absentee the Magpies would have struggled without their two top goalkeepers.

But with Darlow set to return the club can kick on and look to get some positive results in the coming weeks.

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