Newcastle United trio pictured returning to pre-season training TWO weeks early

Three Newcastle United players have returned to first-team training TWO weeks before pre-season is set to start.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 12:00 pm

Steve Bruce has ordered his Magpies players into the club’s Benton training base for a July 5 start ahead of their first summer friendlies against York City and Harrogate Town, both of which are slated for July 18.

And while some will still be taking time away from the area, making the most of their well-deserved summer break, three United men have been pictured getting themselves in condition ahead of the return of the rest.

The club’s Twitter account tweeted out pictures of Jacob Murphy, Paul Dummett and youngster Kelland Watts, all of whom were seen using the club’s gym to keep themselves ticking over.

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Murphy is set to sign a new, extended deal ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, while Dummett too is likely to see his one-year contract clause activation turn into a longer-term deal this summer.

Watts spent last season on loan with Plymouth Argyle.

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Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United in action during the Premier League match between Fulham and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 23, 2021 in London, United Kingdom.
Jacob Murphy of Newcastle United in action during the Premier League match between Fulham and Newcastle United at Craven Cottage on May 23, 2021 in London, United Kingdom.

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