Newcastle handed double-fitness boost, two to return for Leicester game

Newcastle United have been handed a double boost by having Daryl Janmaat and Paul Dummett both return to fitness.

Daryl Janmaat and Paul Dummett will both be fit for Newcastle United's next match against Leicester City, according to a report in the Shields Gazette.

Concerns over the full-back pair's fitness had emerged after they both picked up injuries, but it seems that they have recovered well and will be available for selection.

It is a major boost for a side in need of good news after what has been a torrid start to the campaign.

Newcastle are still looking for their maiden win of the season, meaning that the pressure is on them to perform against Leicester City in their first fixture after the international break.

The Foxes are in good form, but the Magpies fans will be expecting a good display at their home ground and anything other than three points will be considered a major disappointment.

Alan Pardew's side are in dire need to kick-start their campaign and alleviate any fears of a relegation fight.

The fact that they have two of their first-choice defenders fit and available for selection will be a big help for them, too.

Dummett may divide opinion with supporters of the club, but he appears to be one of Pardew's first choice selections, whilst Janmaat has made a good start since signing in the summer.

Many of Newcastle's additions have struggled to adapt, but Janmaat has settled in well and his attacking intent is likely to be key for the side against Leicester.

Nigel Pearson's side have made a good start to the campaign, but they are known to play on the counter and the Magpies will need to show their creativity if they are to break them down and grab the important victory. 

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