Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez tells Gareth Southgate he needs Jamaal Lascelles

Lascelles has recovered from a groin harm which compelled him off all the way through the primary part of the Three-1 FA Cup win over Luton remaining week in time for this afternoon’s an important conflict at house to Swansea.

Benitez’s determination at hand the 24-year-old the captaincy 18 months in the past has been vindicated with Lascelles proving an inspirational chief and articulate spokesman.

And the manager is in undoubtedly the previous Nottingham Forest teen is a minimum of the equivalent of Michael Keane and Harry Maguire, either one of whom are tipped to be at the aircraft to Russia in the summertime.

“For sure, he is in that group,” stated Benitez. “Jamaal has nice attainable as a result of he is raring to be told in each and every coaching consultation.

“Has he an opportunity for the World Cup? If he can reinforce so much all the way through those months – and I’m positive he will proceed bettering – you then by no means know.

“He‘s now not within the squad but but when they have got a few issues, perhaps he may well be there.”

Swansea will arrive with manager Carlos Carvalhal unbeaten as a manager at St James’ Park, sealing 1-Zero wins there with Sheffield Wednesday in each 2015 and 2016.

He stated: “Newcastle is a pleasing atmosphere, it’s one I love and I loved so much having the chance to take a group there two occasions. I don’t assume it’s intimidating.

“It is a great floor, however we should take a look at this recreation and this example as a chance for the avid gamers to turn their talents, their high quality.

“We should now not see it as a risk or one thing damaging. It is the other. It is sure, this is a likelihood for us to check out and play soccer and combat for the 3 issues.”

Swansea are all-time low of the Premier League and 4 issues from protection.

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