Since being out with a foot injury Jamaal Lascelles has seen his Newcastle United side plummet down the Premier League. However, good news for all Toon supporters, as the central defender is hopeful of returning for the Magpies' trip to Leicester City on Saturday.
Lascelles sustained his injury during Newcastle's home defeat to Bournemouth last month, which has seen the club lose three and draw one in their captain's absence. The Tyneside club now languish 15th in the Premier League table just five points above the bottom three.
Speaking to the club's website (reported via the Daily Mail
A great honour to pick up the hero of the year award from match of the day magazine thanks for the support pic.twitter.com/Y3he5HbxxF— Jamaal Lascelles (@Lascelles16) December 1, 2017
"It's hard to watch especially when the team is not doing great.
This is encouraging news for all Newcastle supporters with the team currently in a terrible run of form as they have not won in their last six league games, although the timing of the visit to a revitalised Leicester City