Newcastle defender Janmaat suffers hamstring injury

Newcastle United have concerns over defender Darryl Janmaat after he was forced to pull out of the Dutch national team squad due to a hamstring injury, the Daily Star is reporting.

The summer signing from Feyenoord played the full 90 minutes of Saturday’s 2-2 draw away to Swansea City despite struggling with the problem, but Netherlands boss Guus Hiddink has decided not to risk him for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Iceland. Paul Verhaegh of German club Augsburg has been called up to replace him.

The 25-year-old has played in all nine of Newcastle’s competitive fixtures this season, during which they have only won in the Capital One Cup, with four draws providing their only points in the Premier League. He could now be a doubt for the Magpies’ next game at home to Leicester City on October 18.

The Netherlands enter the two upcoming fixtures having lost their opening qualifier in the Czech Republic, with Janmaat gifting the hosts a late winner back on September 9. That was their first defeat in qualifying for a major tournament in three years.

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