Slimani can only play ten games for Newcastle

Algerian striker Islam Slimani will only be able to play up to ten matches for his new club Newcastle United, since making the move from Leicester City on loan, on transfer deadline day.

Newcastle are out of all the Cup competitions, and only have eleven Premier League matches remaining. However, Slimani will not be allowed to play against his parent club Leicester due to the loan rules, meaning he can only feature up to ten times for the Magpies this season.

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Those ten fixtures are Bournemouth away, Liverpool away, Southampton at home, Tottenham away, Huddersfield at home, Arsenal at home, Everton away, West Brom at home, Watford away and finishing the campaign with a home match against reigning champions Chelsea.

The 29-year-old will have to be in fine form, with Newcastle in a serious relegation battle in the bid to stay up in the Premier League. He was expected to make his debut against Manchester United, however he missed a training session at the end of the week and trained in the gym alone.

Slimani is suffering from a thigh problem that he picked up whilst at Leicester City earlier in the year. He has scored one goal in 2018, in the league against Huddersfield Town.

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