Skipper Set For Cup Absence

Skipper Set For Cup Absence

Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles will miss Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup second round trip to Nottingham Forest with an ankle injury. Central defender Lascelles was left out of the team which lost 2-1 to Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday amid reports of a rift with manager Rafael Benitez, and the Spanish tactician has revealed the former England Under-21 ace, midfielders Jonjo Shelvey (thigh) and Matt Ritchie (knee) plus full-back Javier Manquillo (calf) will sit out once again.

Midfielder Isaac Hayden is suspended but winger Kenedy is available after being ineligible against his parent club, while youngsters Jamie Sterry and Sean Longstaff could get their chance.

Provisional squad: Dubravka, Darlow, Yedlin, Dummett, Sterry, Clark, Fernandez, Schar, Diame, Ki, Kenedy, Murphy, Atsu, Longstaff, Perez, Rondon, Muto, Joselu.