Newcastle United midfielder Kieron Dyer will be out of action for up to four weeks because of injury.

“Kieron will be out for a while because he has a hamstring and with a hamstring I would think that he will be out for four weeks from now,” the Premier League club’s manager Graeme Souness said on Friday.

The 25-year-old suffered the strain in Newcastle’s UEFA Cup tie against Israel’s Bnei Sackhnin last week.

His injury means he will be missing for England’s World Cup qualifiers against Wales on October 9 and Azerbaijan four days’ later.