DeAndre Yedlin has told Newcastle United’s official website that he is hoping to return to action ahead of the October international break, and be a part of the United States side.
Yedlin, 26, finally underwent an operation at the end of last season to correct a groin issue that has gave him pain throughout the entire 2018-19 campaign. It has seen him sidelined for the entirety of the 2019-20 season, so far.
The United States international has returned to Newcastle training, though, and has stated that he is close to a return to action – even if he struggles to get back in Steve Bruce’s side with Emil Krafth and Javi Manquillo as competition.
Speaking to Newcastle’s official website, Yedlin stated that he has been in contact with United States manager Gregg Berhalter and is hoping that he will have minutes under his belt before USA take on Cuba and Canada in mid-October.
“I’ve had contact with the manager and they’re keeping updated on how I’m doing,” Yedlin said. “This last international break was just a bit too soon but hopefully the next one, I’ll be ready for and hopefully I’ll have some minutes under my belt by that time, then really crack on from there.”
TBR’s view – Can Yedlin get past Krafth in Newcastle defence?
Krafth has impressed since his £5million move to St. James’ Park from French side Amiens, and it must be remembered that Yedlin’s performances declined somewhat towards the end of the 2018-19 campaign.
However, that lack of form could be down to the fact Yedlin failed to play at 100 per cent throughout the season. This time around, he could be operating fully, and that may just give him the edge over Krafth.
Yedlin is now in his fourth season with Newcastle, after joining the club from Tottenham for £5million (Goal) in 2016.