Rafa Hasn't Given Up On Slimani

Last updated : 21 March 2018 By Footy Mad - Editor

Rafa Benitez admits it could be next month before Islam Slimani makes his Newcastle United debut.

Image result for newcastle united Rafa Hasn't Given Up On SlimaniSlimani has been sidelined with a thigh injury since joining on loan from Leicester City in January.

The striker suffered a setback last month, and the earliest he could feature is against Huddersfield Town on March 31.

United manager Benitez, however, is reluctant to put a date on the Algerian’s comeback.

“I was talking with him,” said Benitez.

“It’s a pity. We thought we were bringing in a player with his experience in the Premier League, his power, he could help.

“But he had a little problem and now we have the same situation and we have to be careful. He’s getting closer.”