Newcastle United’s midseason “training camp” in Spain is going on without its starting striker.

Aleksandar Mitrovic, the $20 million signing who’s been in plenty of finishing positions but only scored five goals, is set for some time on the sidelines after suffering a knee ligament injury.


“We’re only bringing players here who can actually train over the next four days, and play in the game on Saturday.

“Mitro has a medial ligament injury, so it could be a couple of weeks – we’re hoping not too long.”