Newcastle stars brave the winter weather as Eddie Howe’s squad train in the snow – just days after enjoying their warm-weather training camp in Saudi Arabia
- Miguel Almiron and Sven Botman were among Newcastle stars facing the snow
- Eddie Howe’s squad had just returned from a warm-weather camp in Riyadh
- Allan Saint-Maximin was seen training as he seeks to regain full fitness
- Newcastle will face Rayo Vallecano before their return to competitive action
Newcastle players were forced to adjust to winter weather after training in the snow on their return from a warm-weather training camp in Saudi Arabia.
The Magpies travelled to Riyadh for the camp, with Eddie Howe’s side returning on December 10 after a week in Saudi Arabia’s capital.
The trip was Newcastle’s second to the country since the controversial takeover led by the Saudi Public Investment Fund.
The Newcastle squad were forced to brave the cold on their return from Saudi Arabia
Joe Willock was among the stars braving the winter conditions at Newcastle’s training ground
Howe, who said the visit to Saudi Arabia was the best thing for the team during the World Cup break, saw his side earn a 5-0 win over Al-Hilal during the trip.
Newcastle have since returned to Tyneside, with the squad seen being put through its paces at their Benton training ground.
Sven Botman, Joe Willock, Miguel Almiron and Chris Wood were among those seen braving the winter weather as Newcastle prepare for the resumption of the club season.
Sven Botman was put through his paces in the build-up to the second half of the season
Botman has contributed significantly to Newcastle’s strong start to the Premier League season
Wood had been substituted in the first half against Al-Hilal with an injury.
Newcastle will resume the Premier League campaign in third place, after recording eight wins from 15 games during the first part of the season.
Almiron’s form has contributed significantly to the impressive start to the season, with the Paraguayan international having scored eight times in the league.
Miguel Almiron was seen in high spirits despite the winter conditions on Tyneside
Almiron will hope to maintain his impressive form when the club season resumes next week
Allan Saint-Maximin was also seen training as the French winger seeks to regain full fitness, with injuries having limited his involvement this season.
Saint-Maximin has been restricted to just 33 minutes of action in the Premier League since suffering a hamstring injury in August, but got 77 minutes under his belt against Al-Hilal.
Allan Saint-Maximin has been seeking to regain full fitness after an injury hit campaign to date
Saint-Maximin saw his involvement restricted due to a hamstring injury sustained in August
Loris Karius made his Newcastle debut in their friendly match with Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia
Newcastle will host La Liga side Rayo Vallecano in their second mid-season friendly on Saturday, before hosting Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup fourth round on December 20.
The Magpies will travel to Leicester on Boxing Day to resume their Premier League campaign and push for Champions League qualification.