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Newcastle United handed boost as Anthony Gordon recovers from ankle injury

Newcastle United attacker Anthony Gordon has fully recovered from an ankle injury ahead of the resumption of club football, reports the Telegraph.

The 22-year-old sustained the knock in the 2-0 defeat to Manchester City earlier this month.

Gordon missed the league victories over Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest as a result.

Fortunately, the pause in action due to the international break has worked in his favour.

Gordon is fully fit and is expected to feature against Manchester United.

Newcastle resume action on April 2 and will be keen to avenge their Carabao Cup final defeat against the Red Devils.

They will be without Miguel Almiron, who is out until the end of April due to a thigh injury.

Manager Eddie Howe must choose between Gordon and Jacob Murphy for the spot on the right side of his attack.

Murphy started the last two games and impressed, so he is likely to retain the starting berth for the game against the Red Devils.

Allan Saint-Maximin is guaranteed to start on the left.

Gordon may need to settle for a spot on the bench, but his ability to play on both wings could see him thrown into action.

The Englishman is eager to justify himself after the Magpies spent £45 million on him in January.

It was their entire transfer budget for the winter transfer window.

The former Everton star did not hit the ground running, but Howe never rushes his new signings into action.

Gordon has featured in four games since his arrival on Tyneside. He is yet to score or assist, which will be playing on his mind.

Newcastle are fighting Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion for a top-four finish.

Gordon can establish himself as a fan favourite if he produces the goods during the crucial run-in.

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