Paraguay national team player Miguel Almiron was one of the absentees for Newcastle United during their crucial league trip to face West Brom at the Hawthorns in a week 28 game in the Premier League this season. Newcastle United and West Brom are actors as far as the relegation battle is concerned in the Premier League this season. The two teams met in the first game played on Sunday in the Premier League and they both had to settle for a goalless draw. Newcastle United had chances to win the game but the Joelinton-led forward line was not clinical enough to score the goals that could have taken the Magpies further away from the relegation zone. A lot of Newcastle United fans would have wanted Paraguay national team footballer Almiron to be fit for the game. He has shown that he’s more clinical in front of goal this season and his finishing could have proved useful for his team during the West Brom game. The Paraguay player missed the West Brom game because of the knee injury suffered during the last league game, a 1-1 draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers. The early update on the knee injury is that the Paraguay international won’t be back in action until next month.

Newcastle United got a good point from the goalless draw at the home of fellow strugglers West Brom and that could be crucial when the season ends in May. Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce and his players would have liked two extra points with a win but the point earned is still a good one in the fight to stay in the league. The Magpies came into the weekend’s set of games with a three-point cushion over the bottom three and the point earned against West Bromtook it to four points but that has been trimmed back to a solitary point after Fulham secured a priceless 1-0 win at the home of the outgoing champions Liverpool. Fulham are the third and final team in the relegation zone. Fulham are one point adrift of the Magpies having played a game more.